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Related to eutrophic: Mesotrophic
Rich in mineral and organic nutrients that promote a proliferation of algae and aquatic plants, resulting in a reduction of dissolved oxygen. Used of a lake or pond.
[From Greek eutrophos, well-nourished : eu-, eu- + trephein, to nourish.]
eu′tro·phy (yo͞o′trə-fē) n.
(Environmental Science) (of lakes and similar habitats) rich in organic and mineral nutrients and supporting an abundant plant life, which in the process of decaying depletes the oxygen supply for animal life. Compare oligotrophic
[C18: probably from eutrophy, from Greek eutrophia sound nutrition, from eutrophos well-fed, from eu- + trephein to nourish]
eu•troph•ic(yuˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk)
(of a lake) characterized by an abundant accumulation of nutrients that support a dense growth of algae, the decay of which depletes the shallow waters of oxygen in summer.