bathypelagic

[bath-uh-puh-laj-ik]

adjective Oceanography.

pertaining to or living in the bathyal region of an ocean.

Origin of bathypelagic

First recorded in 1905–10; bathy- + pelagic
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British Dictionary definitions for bathypelagic

bathypelagic

adjective

of, relating to, or inhabiting the lower depths of the ocean between approximately 1000 and 4000 metres
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