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Jul 29, 2009
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Words made with combining forms

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stenotopic
menticide
eurybathic
exogenous
cacography
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eurybathic

PRONUNCIATION:
(yoor-uh-BATH-ik)

MEANING:
adjective:: Capable of living in a wide range of depths in water.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek eury- (wide) + bathos (depth). The opposite is stenobathic.

USAGE:
"Eurybathic species are abundant over most of the depth range down to 600-700 m."
Guido di Prisco and Eva Pisano; Fishes of Antarctica; Springer; 1998.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The man's desire is for the woman but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet (1772-1834)

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