adj. [Gr. autos, self; pelagios, of the sea]
Referring to organisms found only in the surface waters of the sea.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • autopelagic — AUTOPELÁGIC, Ă adj. (despre organisme) care trăieşte permanent în stratul superior al apelor mării. (< fr. autopélagique) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • autopelagic — au·to·pelagic …   English syllables

  • autopelagic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ at auto I+ adjective Etymology: aut + pelagic of plankton : strictly pelagic compare spanipelagic …   Useful english dictionary

  • spanipelagic — |spanə+ adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary spani (from Greek spanios rare, scarce) + pelagic; originally formed as German spanipelagisch; perhaps akin to Greek span to draw, pull, tear more at span of plankton : living in… …   Useful english dictionary

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