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thalassic

[thuh-las-ik] /θəˈlæs ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to seas and oceans.
2.
of or relating 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
1855-1860
1855-60; < Greek thálass(a) sea + -ic
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thalassic

/θəˈlæsɪk/
adjective
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
Word Origin
C19: from French thalassique, from Greek thalassa sea
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thalassic
  (thə-lās'ĭk)   
  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.


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