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euphotic

[ yoo-foh-tik ]
/ yuˈfoʊ tɪk /
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adjective
noting or pertaining to the layer or zone of sea water that receives enough sunlight for photosynthesis to occur, varying greatly with season and latitude, from 0 to 1,200 feet (0–360 meters).
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Origin of euphotic

First recorded in 1905–10; eu- + photic (def. 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for euphotic

euphotic
/ (juːˈfəʊtɪk, -ˈfɒt-) /

adjective
ecology denoting or relating to the uppermost part of a sea or lake down to about 100 metres depth, which receives enough light to enable photosynthesis to take place

Word Origin for euphotic

C20: from eu- + photic
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Scientific definitions for euphotic

euphotic
[ yōō-fŏtĭk ]

See photic.
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