paralimnion


Also found in: Encyclopedia.
Related to paralimnion: hypolimnion

paralimnion

(ˌpærəˈlɪmnɪɒn)
n, pl -nions or -nia (-nɪə)
(Biology) ecology the region of a lake floor between the shoreline or water's edge and the zone of rooted vegetation
[from para-1 + Greek limnē lake]