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

  • adj. Of or relating to the part of the oceanic zone into which enough sunlight enters for photosynthesis to take place.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or inhabiting the water from the surface of the sea down to 200 metres.


epi- +‎ pelagic (Wiktionary)



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