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[see-flawr, -flohr] /ˈsiˌflɔr, -ˌfloʊr/
the solid surface underlying a sea or an ocean.
Also called seabed.
Origin of seafloor
1850-55; sea + floor Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The seafloor in those parts is littered with wrecks.
  • Furthermore, they say that the sandy, seafloor habitat held little marine life-and this habitat is common in the region.
  • Now it is one of a host of countries eagerly laying claim to swathes of the seafloor that may one day yield huge riches.
  • He and his team have designed a dredge that can dislodge scallops without touching the seafloor.
  • In the simplest terms, it's a floating drilling rig and refrigerator moored to the seafloor by four groups of tethers.
  • Gold said people ask him how microbial life could have gotten down to the seafloor.
  • For a show that will open next year, the task is to create a mini-diorama of the prehistoric seafloor.
  • When they die, their shells form layers on the seafloor.
  • Divers on the expedition first spotted a large anchor, the first clue that there might be some bigger find on the seafloor.
  • He said it remains unclear whether the lower reading is due to well depletion or leakage into the seafloor.

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