euphotic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1909 of, relating to, or constituting the upper layers of a body of water into which sufficient light penetrates to permit growth of green plants

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  • euphotic — [yo͞o fōt′ik] adj. 〚 EU + PHOTIC〛 Ecol. of or pertaining to the uppermost portion of a body of water that receives sufficient sunlight for photosynthesis: see APHOTIC * * * eu·phot·ic (yo͞o fŏt …   Universalium

  • euphotic — [yo͞o fōt′ik] adj. [ EU + PHOTIC] Ecol. of or pertaining to the uppermost portion of a body of water that receives sufficient sunlight for photosynthesis: see APHOTIC …   English World dictionary

  • euphotic — adjective Describing that part of the near surface ocean in which photosynthesis is possible …   Wiktionary

  • euphotic — eu·pho·tic …   English syllables

  • euphotic — eu•pho•tic [[t]yuˈfoʊ tɪk[/t]] adj. ecl of or pertaining to the zone of a body of water extending from the surface to a depth at which enough light still penetrates for photosynthesis to occur • Etymology: 1905–10; eu +photic …   From formal English to slang

  • euphotic — (ˈ)yü|fōd.ik adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary eu + photic : of, relating to, or constituting the upper layers of a body of water into which sufficient light penetrates to permit growth of green plants …   Useful english dictionary

  • euphotic zone — eufotinė zona statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Maisto medžiagas gaminanti (trofogeninė) vandens telkinio zona, apimanti saulės peršviečiamą paviršinio vandens sritį, pasižyminčią teigiamu fotosintezės balansu – organinių… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • euphotic zone — the surface waters of the sea or of a lake where enough light penetrates for photosynthesis to occur, down to about 80 metres …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • euphotic zone — /yooh foh tik/, Oceanog. the layer of sea water that receives enough sunlight for photosynthesis to occur: it varies greatly with season and latitude, from 0 to 1200 ft. (0 360 m). [1960 65; EU + PHOTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • euphotic zone — noun The photic zone …   Wiktionary

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