epilimnion

noun epi·lim·ni·on \ ˌe-pə-ˈlim-nē-ˌän , -nē-ən \

Definition of epilimnion

:the water layer overlying the thermocline of a lake

Origin and Etymology of epilimnion

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


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