adj. [Gr. allos, other; pelagos, sea]
Referring to open water; marine or freshwater organisms found at various depths.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • allopelagic — /al oh peuh laj ik/, adj. (of a marine organism) living or growing at different depths. [ < G allopelagisch. See ALLO , PELAGIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • allopelagic — al·lo·pe·lag·ic …   English syllables

  • allopelagic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary all + pelagic; originally formed as German allopelagisch : of or relating to marine organisms occurring irregularly at the surface or at varying depths in response to …   Useful english dictionary

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