oceano-, ocean- +

(Greek > Latin: "the great river encompassing the whole earth"; hence, the "great Outward Sea" [as opposed to the "Inward" or Mediterranean]; the ocean)

oceanic
1. Of or relating to the ocean.
2. Produced by or living in an ocean; especially, in the open ocean rather than in shallow coastal waters.
3. A reference to that portion of the open ocean beyond the continental shelf waters.
4. Resembling an ocean in expanse; vast.
oceanic climate
A climate characteristic of continental margins and islands in which the annual temperature range is less than the average for that latitude because of the proximity of an ocean or sea.
oceanic eddy
A body of water rotating within the main current system, or deflected from the main current into adjacent areas.
oceanic island
A volcanic island formed independently of the continental land masses.
Oceanid
In Greek mythology, one of the sea nymphs who were the daughters of the Titan Oceanus and his wife Tethys.
Oceanides
Any of the ocean nymphs believed to be the daughters of Oceanus and Tethys.

Each of these nymphs (said to be 3,000) was the patroness of a particular spring, river, ocean, lake, pond, pasture, flower, or cloud.

oceanodromous
A reference to organisms that migrate only within the oceanic areas; for example, fish that migrate only within salt water.
oceanograph
A written description of the physical and biological aspects of the oceans, including their chemistry, biology, and geology.
oceanographer
One who studies and writes about the oceans.
oceanographic
Relating to the science that deals with the oceans which includes the delimitation of their extent and depth, the physics and chemistry of their waters, marine biology, and the exploitations of their resources.
oceanography
1. That branch of science dealing with the written descriptions of the physical and biological aspects of the oceans.
2. The scientific study of all aspects of the world's oceans, including their physical and chemical properties, biology (plants and animals), or life forms, geological framework, and physical processes; such as, the motion of ocean waters.

Physical oceanography normally includes the study of water properties; such as, temperature, salinity, density and pressure, and the transmission of electrical, optical, and acoustical stimuli in the oceans.

Biological oceanography applies to the study of all flora and fauna and their ecological adjustments and life cycles in the oceans; and geological oceanography is also concerned with the character of the ocean basins and their rocks and marine sediments.

oceanologist
Anyone who specializes in the scientific study of oceans, the life that inhabits them, and their physical characteristics; including the depth and extent of ocean waters, their movement and chemical makeup, and the topography and composition of the ocean floors.
oceanology
1. The branch of oceanography that studies how oceans may be used for economic or technological purposes.
2. The explorations and scientific studies of the ocean and its phenomena.
oceanophilous
In biology, dwelling and thriving in oceanic habitats.
oceanophyte
An oceanic plant or plant life which exists in oceans.

Additional information at "Oceanic Sounds in a Realm of Silence".


Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving the "sea" and the "ocean" bodies of water: abysso- (bottomless); Atlantic; batho-, bathy- (depth); bentho- (deep, depth); halio-, halo- (salt or "the sea"); mare, mari- (sea); necto-, nekto- (swimming); pelago- (sea, ocean); plankto- (drifting); thalasso- (sea, ocean).

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "river, stream": amni-; fluvio-; meand-; potamo-; ripari-.