epipelagic
adjective Date: 1940 of, relating to, or constituting the part of the oceanic zone into which enough light penetrates for photosynthesis

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  • epipelagic — /ɛpipəˈlædʒɪk/ (say epeepuh lajik) adjective of, relating to, or inhabiting the epipelagic zone. {epi + pelagic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • epipelagic — Associated with the surface layer of a water body; see also pelagic …   Fisheries — dictionary

  • epipelagic — pertaining to the relatively well lit, warm and blue water of the ocean from the surface down to a depth of about 200 metres …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • epipelagic — adj. [Gr. epi, upon; pelagos, sea] Pertaining to suspended organisms inhabiting an aquatic environment between the surface and a depth of 200 m; see mesopelagic, bathypelagic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • epipelagic — /ep ee peuh laj ik/, adj. of or pertaining to the stratum of the oceanic zone where enough light is present for photosynthesis to occur. [1935 40; EPI + PELAGIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • epipelagic — adjective Of, pertaining to, or inhabiting the water from the surface of the sea down to 200 metres …   Wiktionary

  • epipelagic — Zone usually in the ocean from surface to 200m, or referring to its inhabitants [Butler, T.H.] …   Crustacea glossary

  • epipelagic — epi·pelagic …   English syllables

  • epipelagic — ep•i•pe•lag•ic [[t]ˌɛp i pəˈlædʒ ɪk[/t]] adj. ecl of or pertaining to the stratum of the oceanic zone where enough light is present for photosynthesis to occur • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • epipelagic — “+ adjective Etymology: epi + pelagic : of, relating to, or constituting the part of the oceanic zone into which enough light for photosynthesis penetrates * * * /ep ee peuh laj ik/, adj. of or pertaining to the stratum of the oceanic zone where… …   Useful english dictionary

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