submergence


submergence
tendency for fishes of higher latitudes to seek deeper (colder, darker) water towards the tropics. Also called equatorial submergence, e.g. Cottidae, Zoarcidae

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Submergence — Sub*mer gence, n. [From L. submergens, p. pr.] The act of submerging, or the state of being submerged; submersion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • submergence — submerge ► VERB 1) cause to be under water. 2) descend below the surface of water. 3) completely cover or obscure. DERIVATIVES submergence noun. ORIGIN Latin submergere, from mergere to dip …   English terms dictionary

  • submergence — noun see submerge …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • submergence — See submerge. * * * …   Universalium

  • submergence — noun the act of submerging or the state of being submerged; submersion …   Wiktionary

  • submergence — Synonyms and related words: baptism, breaking water, burial, cadence, catenary, concavity, crash dive, de escalation, debasement, decline, decurrence, degradation, demotion, depression, descent, detrusion, diminution, dip, dipping, displacement,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • submergence — n. act or process of being submerged, state of being submerged, immersion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • submergence — sub·mer·gence …   English syllables

  • submergence — See: submerge …   English dictionary

  • submergence — As it concerns the proprietorship of land, consists in the disappearance of land under water and the formation of a more or less navigable body over it. Michelsen v. Leskowicz, 269 App.Div. 693, 55 N.Y. S.2d 831, 838 …   Black's law dictionary