bathy-


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bathy-

(word root) deep
Examples of words with the root bathy-: bathysphere
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bathy-

or batho-
pref.
1. Deep; depth: batholith.
2. Deep-sea: bathysphere.

[From Greek bathus, deep, and from Greek bathos, depth (from bathus).]
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bathy-

or

batho-

combining form
indicating depth: bathysphere; bathometer.
[from Greek bathus deep]
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batho-

or bathy-

a combining form meaning “depth”: bathometer.
[comb. form of Greek báthos; bathy-, s. of bathýs deep]
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References in periodicals archive ?
The fishes of the order Zeiformes are marine, cosmopolitan, bathy- and benthopelagic, with preference of cold and temperate waters and found at various depths in the southeastern Pacific and Atlantic Ocean (Heemstra, 1980; Lloris, 1981, 1986; James et al, 1988; Pequeno et al., 1992; Yearsley & Last, 1998; Tyler et al., 2003; Pequeno & Matallanas, 2004; Nakabo et al., 2006; Nelson, 2006; Nolf & Tyler, 2006).
"In the bathy- and mesopelagic zones - the largest 3D deep-sea living space - animals either have to cope somehow with food scarcity or migrate long distances up to find food," said MAR-ECO project leader Odd Aksel Bergstad of University of Bergen.