mesotrophic

adjective

me·​so·​tro·​phic ˌme-zə-ˈtrō-fik How to pronounce mesotrophic (audio)
ˌmē-,
-sə-,
-ˈträ-fik
of a body of water
: having a moderate amount of dissolved nutrients compare eutrophic, oligotrophic

Examples of mesotrophic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This leaves the deep-water mesotrophic reefs—which are less likely to suffer from bleaching and may be critical for reef recovery—under-studied. Jessica Wynne Lockhart, Smithsonian, 17 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mesotrophic was in 1911

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“Mesotrophic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesotrophic. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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