bathyal

[ bath-ee-uh l ]
/ ˈbæθ i əl /

adjective Oceanography.

of or relating to the biogeographic region of the ocean bottom between the sublittoral and abyssal zones: from depths of approximately 660 to 13,000 feet (200 to 4000 meters).

Nearby words

  1. bathurst,
  2. bathurst burr,
  3. bathurst island,
  4. bathwater,
  5. bathy-,
  6. bathylimnetic,
  7. bathymetric,
  8. bathymetry,
  9. bathypelagic,
  10. bathypelagic zone

Origin of bathyal

First recorded in 1925–30; bathy- + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for bathyal

bathyal

/ (ˈbæθɪəl) /

adjective

denoting or relating to an ocean depth of between 200 and 2000 metres (about 100 and 1000 fathoms), corresponding to the continental slope
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Science definitions for bathyal

bathyal

[ băthē-əl ]

Relating to the region of the ocean bottom between the sublittoral and abyssal zones, from depths of approximately 200 to 2,000 m (656 to 6,560 ft).
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