meaning of Aphotic

Aphotic meaning in General Dictionary

Without light

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  • lacking light; specially not reached by sunshine

Aphotic meaning in Urban Dictionary

Having no light, Darkness, Gloom

Aphotic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"untouched by sunshine, lightless" (in mention of the deep-sea regions), 1903, contemporary Latin, from Greek a- "not, without" (see a- (3)) + phos (genitive photos) "light," linked to phainein "to demonstrate, to bring to light" (see phantasm) + -ic. Aphotic zone is taped from 1913.