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bathyal

[bath-ee-uh l] /ˈbæθ i əl/
adjective, Oceanography
1.
of or pertaining to the biogeographic region of the ocean bottom between the sublittoral and abyssal zones: from depths of approximately 660 to 13,000 feet (200 to 4000 meters).
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; bathy- + -al1
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bathyal

/ˈbæθɪəl/
adjective
1.
denoting or relating to an ocean depth of between 200 and 2000 metres (about 100 and 1000 fathoms), corresponding to the continental slope
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bathyal
  (bāth'ē-əl)   
Relating to the region of the ocean bottom between the sublittoral and abyssal zones, from depths of approximately 200 to 2,000 m (656 to 6,560 ft).
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