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eutrophic

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adjective eu·tro·phic \yü-ˈtrō-fik\

Definition of eutrophic

of a body of water

  1. :  characterized by the state resulting from eutrophication — compare mesotrophic, oligotrophic

eutrophy play \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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