epilimnion


epi·lim·ni·on

noun \ˌe-pə-ˈlim-nē-ˌän, -nē-ən\

Definition of EPILIMNION

:  the water layer overlying the thermocline of a lake

Origin of EPILIMNION

New Latin, from epi- + Greek limnion, diminutive of limnē marshy lake — more at limnetic
First Known Use: circa 1910

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