abyssal zone
the middle zone of the deep sea between 3700 and 6000 metres

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  • Abyssal zone — Abyssal redirects here. For the Envy album, see Abyssal (album). Aquatic layers Pelagic    Photic      …   Wikipedia

  • abyssal zone — n. the ecological zone along the deep ocean floor between the bathyal and hadal zones * * * ▪ geology       portion of the ocean deeper than about 2,000 m (6,600 feet) and shallower than about 6,000 m (20,000 feet). The zone is defined mainly by… …   Universalium

  • Abyssal zone — Zone one (z[=o]n), n. [F. zone, L. zona, Gr. zw nh; akin to zwnny nai to gird, Lith. j[*u]sta a girdle, j[*u]sti to gird, Zend y[=a]h.] 1. A girdle; a cincture. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] An embroidered zone surrounds her waist. Dryden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abyssal zone — Abyssal A*byss al, a. [Cf. {Abysmal}.] Belonging to, or resembling, an abyss; unfathomable. [1913 Webster] {Abyssal zone} (Phys. Geog.), one of the belts or zones into which Sir E. Forbes divides the bottom of the sea in describing its plants,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abyssal zone — n. the ecological zone along the deep ocean floor between the bathyal and hadal zones …   English World dictionary

  • abyssal zone — /əˈbɪsəl zoʊn/ (say uh bisuhl zohn) noun → abyssopelagic zone …   Australian English dictionary

  • abyssal zone — noun the deep sea (2000 meters or more) where there is no light • Hypernyms: ↑ocean floor, ↑sea floor, ↑ocean bottom, ↑seabed, ↑sea bottom, ↑Davy Jones s locker, ↑Davy Jones * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • ultra-abyssal zone — hadalė statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Giliausia vandenyno zona (6000–8000 m), kurios biotopuose gyvena prie vandenyno gelmių ir tamsos prisitaikę organizmai. atitikmenys: angl. hadal; hadal zone; ultra abyssal zone vok.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • ultra-abyssal zone — hadal zone, q.v …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • abyssal — abyssal, ale, aux [ abisal, o ] adj. • 1885; « dont l immensité est insondable » théol. 1521; du lat. abyssus « abîme » ♦ Géogr. Des grandes profondeurs, qui a rapport aux abysses. ⇒ hadal. Fosses abyssales. Faune abyssale. ⇒ pélagique. ● abyssal …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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