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mesopelagic

[ mez-uh-puh-laj-ik, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh- ]
/ ˌmɛz ə pəˈlædʒ ɪk, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə- /
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adjective Oceanography.

of, relating to, or living in the ocean at a depth of between 600 feet (180 meters) and 3,000 feet (900 meters).

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Origin of mesopelagic

First recorded in 1945–50; meso- + pelagic
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British Dictionary definitions for mesopelagic

mesopelagic
/ (ˌmɛsəʊpəˈlædʒɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or inhabiting the intermediate depths of the ocean between approximately 100 and 1000 metres
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