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Monday, April 30, 2012

Definitions for aphotic

  1. Lightless; dark.

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Citations for aphotic
I sat curled up on the sofa, trapped in the dream from which I had begun to awaken, but still lost in the reminiscence of our aphotic rendezvous. Žakalin Nežić, Goodbye Serbia
The stars and moon outside the windows on the twenty- first floor of Fordum Towers shined in the distance, the sky otherwise ebony and aphotic. Steven Gillis, Water Falls
Origin of aphotic
1900-1905
Coined in the early 1900s, aphotic comes from the Greek word photic meaning "light," as in the word photo, and the prefix a- meaning "not."