eurybathic
adjective Etymology: eury- + Greek bathos depth Date: 1902 capable of living on the bottom in both deep and shallow water

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  • eurybathic — tolerant of a wide range in depth …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • eurybathic — /yoor euh bath ik, yerr /, adj. Ecol. of or pertaining to marine or freshwater life that can tolerate a wide range of depths (opposed to stenobathic). [1900 05; EURY + Gk báth(os) depth + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • eurybathic — eu·ry·bath·ic …   English syllables

  • eurybathic — eu•ry•bath•ic [[t]ˌyʊər əˈbæθ ɪk, ˌyɜr [/t]] adj. ecl of or pertaining to marine or freshwater life that can tolerate a wide range of depths (opposed to stenobathic) • Etymology: 1900–05; eury + Gk báth(os) depth + ic …   From formal English to slang

  • eurybathic — |yu̇rə̇|bathik, rē| adjective Etymology: eury + Greek bathos depth + English ic more at bathos : living on the bottom of a body of water at varying depths opposed to stenobathic …   Useful english dictionary

  • eurybath — /yoor euh bath , yerr /, n. a eurybathic organism. [by back formation from EURYBATHIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • stenobathic — |stenə|bathik adjective Etymology: sten + Greek bathos depth + English ic more at bathos of a pelagic organism : living within narrow limits of depth opposed to eurybathic * * * /sten euh bath ik/, adj. Ecol. of or pertaining to marine or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • eurybath — /yoor euh bath , yerr /, n. a eurybathic organism. [by back formation from EURYBATHIC] …   Useful english dictionary

  • stenobathic — adj. [Gr. stenos, narrow; bathys, depth] An organism restricted to a narrow vertical range of movement; see eurybathic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • stenobathic — /sten euh bath ik/, adj. Ecol. of or pertaining to marine or freshwater life that can tolerate only limited changes in depth (opposed to eurybathic). [1900 05; STENO + Gk báth(os) depth (see BATHO ) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

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