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Webster 1913 Edition


Pelagic

Pe-lag′ic

,
Adj.
[L.
pelagicus
.]
Of or pertaining to the ocean; – applied especially to animals that live at the surface of the ocean, away from the coast. Compare
benthic
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Pelagic

PEL'AGIC

,
Adj.
[L. pelagus, the sea.] Pertaining to the sea; as pelagian shells.

Definition 2022


pelagic

pelagic

English

Adjective

pelagic (comparative more pelagic, superlative most pelagic)

  1. (biology) Living in the open sea rather than in coastal or inland waters.
  2. Of or pertaining to oceans.

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Noun

pelagic (plural pelagics)

  1. (biology) Any organism that lives in the open sea rather than in coastal or inland waters.