aphotic zone

Main Entry:  aphotic zone
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the vertical depth of water in the ocean unreachable by sunlight, just below the photic zone, and not supporting photosynthesis or autotrophic organisms
Example:  It is almost impossible to dive in the aphotic zone.
Usage:  science
Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: aphotic region
Next Definition: aphra
Words Near: aphotic zone
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for aphotic zone
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing aphotic zone
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;