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hypolimnion

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noun hy·po·lim·ni·on \ˌhī-pō-ˈlim-nē-ˌän, -nē-ən\

Definition of hypolimnion

plural hypolimniaplay \-nē-ə\

  1. :  the part of a lake below the thermocline made up of water that is stagnant and of essentially uniform temperature except during the period of overturn



Origin of hypolimnion

New Latin, from hypo- + Greek limnion, diminutive of limnē lake — more at limnetic


First Known Use: 1910


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