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oligotrophic

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adjective ol·i·go·tro·phic \-ˈtrō-fik\

Definition of oligotrophic

  1. :  having a deficiency of plant nutrients that is usually accompanied by an abundance of dissolved oxygen <clear oligotrophic lakes>



Origin and Etymology of oligotrophic

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1928


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