noun hy·po·lim·ni·on \ˌhī-pō-ˈlim-nē-ˌän, -nē-ən\

Definition of hypolimnion



play \ˌhī-pō-ˈlim-nē-ə\
  1. :  the part of a lake below the thermocline made up of water that is stagnant and of essentially uniform temperature except during the period of overturn

Origin and Etymology of hypolimnion

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

First Known Use: 1910

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