thalassic

thalassic

[thuh-las-ik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to seas and oceans.
2.
of or pertaining to smaller bodies of water, as seas and gulfs, as distinguished from large oceanic bodies.
3.
growing, living, or found in the sea; marine.

Origin:
1855–60; < Greek thálass(a) sea + -ic

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To thalassic
Collins
World English Dictionary
thalassic (θəˈlæsɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the sea
2.  of or relating to small or inland seas, as opposed to open waters
3.  inhabiting or growing in the sea; marine: thalassic fauna
 
[C19: from French thalassique, from Greek thalassa sea]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Science Dictionary
thalassic   (thə-lās'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Relating to seas or oceans, especially smaller or inland seas.

  2. Relating to rocks formed from sediment that has been deposited on the ocean floor.


The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature