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Formed, situated, or occurring beneath the ocean or the ocean bed.
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(sʌbˌəʊʃɪˈænɪk) or


(Geological Science) formed or situated beneath the ocean or ocean floor
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(ˌsʌb oʊ ʃiˈæn ɪk)

also sub•o•cean

(sʌbˈoʊ ʃən)

1. occurring or existing below the floor of the ocean.
2. of, pertaining to, or on the floor of the ocean.
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Adj.1.suboceanic - formed or situated or occurring beneath the ocean or the ocean bed; "suboceanic oil resources"
marine - relating to or characteristic of or occurring on or in the sea
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Topographic, altitudinal and regional patterns in continental and suboceanic heath vegetation of northern Fennoscandia.
Most of the serpentinites have probably formed during suboceanic hydrothermal alteration of ultramafic protoliths (e.g., harzburgite and dunite) prior to their emplacement on land.
This book should help us think anew about the way a colonial settler/ planter can contribute to a progressive imaginary, once a canny reader like Sandiford finds the subterranean (or suboceanic) text beneath the surface.