Pelagic Definition

Of the ocean waters; esp., of the oceanic zone, as distinguished from the benthic regions of the ocean.
Webster's New World

Origin of Pelagic

  • From Latin pelagicus (possibly pelagus); from Ancient Greek πελαγικός (pelagikós), from πέλαγος (pélagos, “sea").

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin pelagicus from Greek pelagikos from pelagos sea plāk-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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