amphidromic-point

amphidromic point

[am-fi-drom-ik, am-]
noun Oceanography.
a point of almost zero tidal fluctuation on the ocean surface, represented on a chart of cotidal lines by a point from which these lines radiate.

Origin:
1935–40; < Greek amphídrom(os) running both ways + -ic; see amphi-, -drome

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