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


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


(sʌbˈeɪ kwi əs, -ˈæk wi-)

1. existing or situated under water.
2. used or performed under water.
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 periodicals archive ?
Epigene secondary deposits may form either subaerially in the vadose zone, commonly due to variations in void microclimate, or subaqueously in the phreatic zone, generally associated with changes in water chemistry (Ford & Williams 2007).
considering the lithology of the slab on which the trace is preserved, the lack of subaerially produced sedimentary structures, and the probable gill imprints, we suggest that the body imprint was produced subaqueously.