clinolimnion

noun
cli·no·lim·ni·on | \ˌklīnəˈlimnēˌän\
plural clinolimnia\-nēə \

Definition of clinolimnion 

: the upper layers of a hypolimnion in which the rate of warming falls off exponentially with depth — compare bathylimnion

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New Latin, from clin- + -limnion

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