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  • pantopelagian (1) is applied to birds that dart into the stormy sea as a stormy petrel or albatross does; (2) frequenting or inhabiting the open seas (OED).


    Pantopelagianus: (all; the sea). Ornithology. Applied by Fleurien to birds that dart into the stormy sea, as the petrel and albatross. > Fch. pantopelanien, adjective.
    Mayne, R. G. (M.D.) 1860. An expository lexicon of the terms, ancient and modern; in medical and general science, including a complete medico-legal vocabulary, and presenting the correct pronunciation, derivation, defintion, and application of the names, analogues, synonymes, and phrases (in English, Latin, Greek, French, and German) connected with medicine, and employed in the natural sciences. John Churchill, London.

    Pantopelagian: frequenting all seas, or the whole sea; applied by Fleurien to such birds as the albatross and the stormy petrel.
    New Sydenham Society Lexicon. 1893.

    July 29, 2012