allopelagic

allopelagic
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Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary all- + pelagic; originally formed as German allopelagisch
: of or relating to marine organisms occurring irregularly at the surface or at varying depths in response to influences other than temperature

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/al'oh peuh laj"ik/, adj. (of a marine organism)
living or growing at different depths.
[ < G allopelagisch. See ALLO-, PELAGIC]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • allopelagic — adj. [Gr. allos, other; pelagos, sea] Referring to open water; marine or freshwater organisms found at various depths …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • allopelagic — /al oh peuh laj ik/, adj. (of a marine organism) living or growing at different depths. [ < G allopelagisch. See ALLO , PELAGIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • allopelagic — al·lo·pe·lag·ic …   English syllables

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