Definition of Bathyal

1. Adjective. Relating to ocean depths between 200 and 2000 meters (corresponds to the continental slope).

Partainyms: Bathyal Zone



Definition of Bathyal

1. pertaining to deep water [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bathyal

bathroomless
bathroomlike
bathrooms
baths
bathtime
bathtimes
bathtub
bathtub curve
bathtub curves
bathtub gin
bathtubs
bathukolpian
bathwater
bathwaters
bathy-
bathyal (current term)
bathyal district
bathyal zone
bathyanesthesia
bathybic
bathybius
bathycardia
bathycolpian
bathydemersal
bathydemersals
bathyesthesia
bathygastry
bathyhyperesthesia
bathyhypesthesia
bathykolpian

Literary usage of Bathyal

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1. Bulletin by Geological Society of America (1913)
"Organic—land plants or animals floating out to sea or rafted seaward (sis under 6) and deposited in the Littoral, bathyal, or Abyssal districts. ..."

2. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1907)
"... that of the shallows and that of the deep sea (more definitely between depths of 80-100 and 900 meters)—a zone to which he has applied the name bathyal. ..."

3. A Textbook of Geology by Amadeus William Grabau (1920)
"In the upper slope of the bathyal zone, from the edge of the continental shelf to a depth of 1000 fathoms or over (180-2300 meters), is found a deposit of ..."

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