of or relating to the bottom waters of the ocean.
• (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, an abyss; unfathomable.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/abyssal/
(Gk: a=not; byssos=depth; plumbless depth) living between 4000-6000m, the abyssal zone. eco04.gif.Found on http://www.seafriends.org.nz/books/glossary.htm
relating to ocean depths from 2000 to 5000 metersFound on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
Example: The sea creature lives at the bottom of the sea bed, in an abyssal environment.
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[ Confer Abysmal
.] Belonging to, or resembling, an abyss; unfathomable. Abyssal zone (Physics Geology)
, one of the belts or zones into which Sir E. Forbes divides the bottom of the sea in describing its plants, animals, etc. It is the one furthest from th...
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abyssal 1. Of or inhabiting the depths of the ocean to which light does not penetrate; unfathomable. 2. In oceanography, of or relating to the deepest regions of the ocean and the organisms inhabiting that environment; at depths between 4 000 and 6 000 meters.
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Abyssal refers to animals that live in great depths of the sea.
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Belonging to, or resembling, an abyss; unfathomable. ... <physics> Abyssal zone, one of the belts or zones into which Sir E. Forbes divides the bottom of the sea in describing its plants, animals, etc. It is the one furthest from the shore, embracing all beyond one hundred fathoms deep. Hence, abyssal animals, plants, etc. ... Origin: Cf. Aby...
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ocean depths greater than 4000 meters. The floor of the deep ocean, from 4000-6000 meters, is called the abyssal plain.
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Pertaining to the great depths of the oceans, generally 2000 m (1000 fathoms) or more below sea level.
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[adj] - relating to ocean depths from 2000 to 5000 meters
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