Friday, 23 March 2012

Entry: aphotic (adj.)


In context: "...all the hardware required for everything from aphotic to apochromatic lenswork were and are pretty much right there in the lab.."

Definition:   Not reached by sunlight

Other:  Super cool.  I completely whiffed on the etymology:


< a- prefix6 + photic adj.

SNOOT score: 3

Page:188
 
Source: Oxford English Dictionary


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