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photic zone

noun

the upper part of a body of water that is exposed to sunlight and permits photosynthesis; also called euphotic zone

Examples

The photic zone is usually less than 100 meters in depth.

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Word Origin and History for phonophobia
n.

1877, from phono- + -phobia.

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