eutrophic


eu·tro·phic

adjective \yü-ˈtrō-fik\

Definition of EUTROPHIC

of a body of water
:  characterized by the state resulting from eutrophication — compare mesotrophic, oligotrophic
eu·tro·phy \ˈyü-trə-fē\ noun

Origin of EUTROPHIC

probably from German Eutroph eutrophic, from Greek eutrophos well-nourished, nourishing, from eu- + trephein to nourish
First Known Use: 1928

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