adjective sap·ro·pel·ic

Definition of sapropelic

  1. 1 :  living in mud or ooze composed chiefly of decaying organic matter (as various freshwater protozoa)

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or derived from sapropel the organic carbon may be humic (coaly) or sapropelic (bituminous) — F. J. Pettijohn

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Origin and Etymology of sapropelic

International Scientific Vocabulary sapropel + -ic

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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