subaqueous


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sub·a·que·ous

 (sŭb-ā′kwē-əs, -ăk′wē-)
adj.
1. Formed or adapted for underwater use or operation; submarine.
2. Found or occurring underwater: subaqueous organisms; subaqueous rocks.

subaqueous

(sʌbˈeɪkwɪəs; -ˈækwɪ-)
adj
occurring, appearing, formed, or used under water

sub•a•que•ous

(sʌbˈeɪ kwi əs, -ˈæk wi-)

adj.
1. existing or situated under water.
2. used or performed under water.
[1670–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.subaqueous - growing or remaining under watersubaqueous - growing or remaining under water; "viewing subaqueous fauna from a glass-bottomed boat"; "submerged leaves"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
aquatic - operating or living or growing in water; "boats are aquatic vehicles"; "water lilies are aquatic plants"; "fish are aquatic animals"
References in classic literature ?
As far as I am aware, not one of these animals perished, as was formerly supposed, in the marshes or muddy river-beds of the present land, but their bones have been exposed by the streams intersecting the subaqueous deposit in which they were originally embedded.
Subaqueous paleoseismology merge and integrate paleoseismology and marine geology to detect and describe the occurrence of paleoearthquakes on faults located underwater.
Fleming is a subcontractor owned and operated by registered professional engineers specializing in pile driving, cofferdams, excavation support, drilled shafts and subaqueous pipelines.
68 m, respectively, suggesting a potential dating error associated with mixing, possibly due to subaqueous slumping, bioturbation, or some other catastrophic event.
The lake crossing options for this project are: attaching the force main to the side of a TxDot bridge: HDD under the lake: or subaqueous open-trench excavation on the bottom of the lake.
The view through glass-bottomed boats, diving bells, extravagant water follies, swimming-pool balletics, alligator wrestling and dolphin shows offered a comforting kind of subaqueous suspension.
The lake crossing options for this project are: attaching force main to the side of a TxDot bridge; HDD under the lake; or subaqueous open-trench excavation on the bottom of the lake.
It is composed of sabkha evaporites and subaqueous evaporites with thin carbonate interbeds that can be traced for hundreds of kilometers.
Even in winter, the variously-sized 114 lakes are each in their own way a sight to behold as a result of the varying altitudes and differing subaqueous sediments.