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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Capable of living only within a narrow range of water depths. Used of an aquatic organism.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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

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

[steno– + Greek bathos, depth + –ic.]

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