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 (yo͞o-trŏf′ĭk, -trō′fĭk)
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·troph′i·ca′tion n.
eu′tro·phy (yo͞o′trə-fē) n.


(juːˈtrɒfɪk; -ˈtrəʊ-)
(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]
ˈeutrophy n


(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.
[1930–35; eu- + -trophic]
eu•troph`i•ca′tion, n.
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Adj.1.eutrophic - (ecology) of a lake or other body of water rich in nutrients and subject to eutrophication
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For instance, Lake Victoria is eutrophic, fertile and choking with invasive plant species.
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The first data on the zooplankton of Lake Vortsjarv were presented in a monograph of Muhlen and Schneider (1920), where the lake was already classified as a eutrophic Chydorus-lake.
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Once the thermocline sets up in early summer, you can mostly cross out water below the lower level of the thermocline, which often lacks oxygen in eutrophic and mesotrophic waters.
1]) were high, as displayed in Table 1, which is characteristic of eutrophic conditions (OECD, 1982).
In eutrophic lakes, phytoplankton is dominated by cyanobacteria, which is grazing-resistant species, and the growth of zooplankton is limited (Carney and Elser, 1990; Elser and Goldman, 1991).
In Sao Paulo State, where introduction occurred towards the end of the 1980s, this species is now widespread in the reservoirs of the Parana River basin (Matsumura-Tundisi and Silva, 2002) with high abundance and dominance in mesotrophic and eutrophic systems (Silva, 2011).
It was found that ballet dancers are highly trained and eutrophic, although female dancers had higher adiposity and fat intake than male dancers.