epilimnion

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

Definition of epilimnion

  1. :  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


First Known Use: circa 1910


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