thalasso-, thalass-, thalassi-, thalassio-, thalatto-, thalatt- (Greek: sea).
Traditionally, there are five oceans: the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Indian, the Arctic, and the Antarctic. The Antarctic Ocean, lacking any precise natural boundaries, is sometimes considered an extension of the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Indian oceans. The adjacent bodies of salt water and various subdivisions of the oceans are generally known as seas, but local usage may also sanction such terms as gulfs, bays, channels, and straits; designations that are sometimes used interchangeably.
A universal sea or single ocean, such as would have surrounded "Pangea".
A reference to hereditary hemolytic anemia common in malarious (or formerly malarious) areas occurring most often among people of Mediterranean origin; such as, Italians, Greeks, etc.
2. A hereditary form of anemia, particularly prevalent around the Mediterranean, that is caused by a dysfunction in the synthesis of the red blood pigment hemoglobin.
Pertaining to the sea, marine; specifically applied to the marine tortoises and turtles.
Admiral or chief Officer at sea.
1. A reference to the sea or ocean; sometimes thalassic is distinguished from oceanic, as applying to seas, gulfs, etc., rather than to oceans.
2. Relating to inland seas or minor seas such as the Aegean or to the deposition of fine-grained sediments in relatively deep, still water.
Of the color of the sea.
Originating in the sea.
A poison found in the tentacles of sea-anemones.
A marine alga.
thalassocracy, thallassocraty, thalattocracy, thalattocraty:
1. Naval or commercial supremacy over a large area of the sea or ocean.
2. Maritime supremacy; ruling the seas; the sovereignty of the seas; mastery at sea.
One who has the mastery of the sea.
1. A description of an interval of time in the geologic past during which the sea level was high.
2. A former continental creation that has been thinned and sunk to submarine depths.
thalassography, thalassographic, thalassographical, thalassographer:
Oceanography; the branch of oceanography that studies the sea, its configurations and phenomena.
Freshwater organisms resembling, or originally, marine forms; halolimnic (marine organisms modified to live in fresh water).
An abnormal love of the sea.
A tide gauge; measuring the tides.
thalassophile, thalassophily, thalassophilous:
Inhabiting the sea or its shore; fond of the sea.
Morbid dread of the sea.
A marine plant; such as, seaweed or marine alga.
Marine planktonic organisms.
Drinking sea water.
A sea quake.
Relating to a lower portion of a river subject to tidal influences.
Treatment of disease by sea air, sea baths, or even an ocean cruise, etc.
That branch of science which studies the sea.