Definition of oligotrophic
: having a deficiency of plant nutrients that is usually accompanied by an abundance of dissolved oxygen clear oligotrophic lakes
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Mashapaug Lake is oligotrophic — largely free of nutrients — so the water is very clear and paddlers can see down about 20 feet.
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Origin and Etymology of oligotrophic
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1911See Words from the same year
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