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limnetic

limnetic

adjective lim·net·ic \lim-ˈne-tik\

Definition of LIMNETIC

:  of, relating to, or inhabiting the open water of a body of freshwater <limnetic environment>

Origin of LIMNETIC

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek limnē pool, marshy lake; perhaps akin to Latin limus mud — more at lime
First Known Use: 1899

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