amphidromic point

[am-fi-drom-ik, am-]

noun Oceanography.

a point of almost zero tidal fluctuation on the ocean surface, represented on a chart of cotidal lines by a point from which these lines radiate.

Nearby words

  1. amphictyony,
  2. amphidamas,
  3. amphidentate,
  4. amphidiploid,
  5. amphidromia,
  6. amphigenous,
  7. amphigory,
  8. amphigouri,
  9. amphikaryon,
  10. amphilochus

Origin of amphidromic point

1935–40; < Greek amphídrom(os) running both ways + -ic; see amphi-, -drome Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019