hadopelagic zone

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hadopelagic zone   (hā'də-pə-lāj'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
The bottommost layer of the oceanic zone, lying below the abyssopelagic zone at depths greater than about 6,000 m (19,680 ft).
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