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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

aphotic

"untouched by sunlight, lightless" (in reference to deep-sea regions), 1903, Modern Latin, from Greek a- "not, without" (see a- (3)) + phos (genitive photos) "light," related to phainein "to show, to bring to light" (see phantasm) + -ic. Aphotic zone is recorded from 1913.

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Aphotic (album)

Aphotic is the eighth studio release by the American death-doom band Novembers Doom, adding a more progressive feel to the standard death-doom sound.

Wiktionary

aphotic

a. 1 having no light, especially no sunlight 2 (context chiefly English) describing that part of the deep oceans and lakes where photosynthesis is not possible

WordNet

aphotic

adj. lacking light; especially not reached by sunlight; "the aphotic depths of the sea where no photosynthesis occurs"

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Aphotic

Aphotic \A*pho"tic\ ([.a]*f[=o]"t[i^]k), a. [Gr. 'a`fws, 'a`fwtos.] Without light.

Usage examples of "aphotic".

Up its three steps, the bridge plunged away into an echoing, aphotic pit.

Game, and since all the hardware required for everything from aphotic to apochromatic lens work were and are right there in the lab off the Comm.

Game, and since all the hardware required for everything from aphotic to apochromatic lens work were and are right there in the lab off the Comm.

As flatworms are very aphotic (averse to light), they curled up every time the lamp was switched on.