thalassic

[ thuh-las-ik ]
/ θəˈlæs ɪk /

adjective

of or relating to seas and oceans.
of or relating to smaller bodies of water, as seas and gulfs, as distinguished from large oceanic bodies.
growing, living, or found in the sea; marine.

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Origin of thalassic

1855–60; <Greek thálass(a) sea + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for thalassic

thalassic
/ (θəˈlæsɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to the sea
of or relating to small or inland seas, as opposed to open waters
inhabiting or growing in the sea; marinethalassic fauna

Word Origin for thalassic

C19: from French thalassique, from Greek thalassa sea
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Scientific definitions for thalassic

thalassic
[ thə-lăsĭk ]

Relating to seas or oceans, especially smaller or inland seas.
Relating to rocks formed from sediment that has been deposited on the ocean floor.
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