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Monday, April 30, 2012

Definitions for aphotic

  1. Lightless; dark.

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Citations for aphotic
I sat curled up on the sofa, trapped in the dream from which I had begun to awaken, but still lost in the reminiscence of our aphotic rendezvous. Žakalin Nežić, Goodbye Serbia
The stars and moon outside the windows on the twenty- first floor of Fordum Towers shined in the distance, the sky otherwise ebony and aphotic. Steven Gillis, Water Falls
Origin of aphotic
Coined in the early 1900s, aphotic comes from the Greek word photic meaning "light," as in the word photo, and the prefix a- meaning "not."