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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Limited to or able to live only within a narrow range of water depths. Used of aquatic organisms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a narrow range of depth: said of animals living in the water between definite limits of depth, as contrasted with eurybathic (which see).

Etymologies

steno- + Greek bathos, depth + -ic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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