abysso-, abyss-, abys- (Greek > Latin: Greek [abussoz], a-, "no" plus bussos, "bottom" through Latin [abyssus] no bottom, bottomless).
"At the bottom of modern man there is always a great thirst for self-forgetfulness, self-distraction
and therefore he turns away from all those problems and abysses which might recall to him his own nothingness."
An immeasurably profound depth or void; "a bottomless pit".
1. Immeasurably deep or extreme, fathomless.
2. Informal, extremely bad or of very low quality; such as, "abysmal ignorance".
1. A bottomless pit.
2. Anything too deep or too great to be measured; lowest depth.
1. Of or inhabiting the depths of the ocean to which light does not penetrate; unfathomable.abyssal-benthic: In oceanography, of or relating to the ocean floor in the abyssal zone.
2. In oceanography, of or relating to the deepest regions of the ocean and the organisms inhabiting that environment; at depths between 4 000 and 6 000 meters.
Pertaining to, or found on, the bottom of the ocean at depths exceeding ca. 1 000 meters (British: metres).
A large mass of intrusive igneous rock having an exposed surface area of more than forty square miles, with no apparent base or floor of older rock. Part of the vocabulary used in the science of petrology.
1. Refers to the region of deep water which excludes the ocean floor; floating in the ocean depths. Living in the oceanic water column at depths of between 4 000 and 6 000 meters (metres).
2. Of or relating to organisms or phenomena in midwater, but still at great depths.
Designating a rock in texture intermediate between plutonites (a deep-seated rock) and extrusive rocks (forced out at the surface) which are usually formed at moderate distances below the surface.; part of the vocabulary used in the science of petrology.