paralimnion

noun para·limnion \¦parə¦limnēˌän, -ēən\

Definition of paralimnion

plural

-s

  1. :  the littoral portion of a lake extending from the margin to the deepest limit of rooted vegetation

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Origin and Etymology of paralimnion

New Latin, from 1para- + -limnion


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