the condition of being oligotrophic

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  • oligotrophy — (n.) 1928, from OLIGO (Cf. oligo ) small, little + TROPHY (Cf. trophy) food, nourishment. Related: Oligotrophic …   Etymology dictionary

  • oligotrophy — a lake condition with low productivity, hence the hypolimnion does not become depleted of oxygen. Usually having a deep, narrow basin and clear waters with little littoral vegetation …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • oligotrophy — /ol i go treuh fee/, n. Ecol. the state of being oligotrophic. [1700 10; OLIGO + TROPHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • oligotrophy — /ol i go treuh fee/, n. Ecol. the state of being oligotrophic. [1700 10; OLIGO + TROPHY] * * * oligotˈrophy noun • • • Main Entry: ↑olig …   Useful english dictionary

  • oligotrophia, oligotrophy — Deficient nutrition. [oligo + G. trophe, nourishment] …   Medical dictionary

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  • Lake — /layk/, n. Simon, 1866 1945, U.S. engineer and naval architect. * * * I Relatively large body of slow moving or standing water that occupies an inland basin. Lakes are most abundant in high northern latitudes and in mountain regions, particularly …   Universalium

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