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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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Thus, our study is helpful in understanding reed bed carbon cycling, which is particularly relevant to eutrophic issues such as the reed bed reconstruction,management, and conservation for its environmental and ecological functions.
It has lots of mudflats but is also more eutrophic. This is due to agriculture, but also because we happen to be at the mouth of the Rhine, which is always full of nutrients.
The word 'eutrophic' stems from (originally) the Greek language, meaning 'well-nourished'.
The soils evaluated were classified by the EMBRAPA (2013) as abruptic Eutrophic Yellow Argissolo (AEYA), typical Eutrophic Fluvic Neossolo (TEFN), and typical Eutrophic Yellow Argissolo (TEYA).
As most of Brazilian freshwater systems are undergoing increasing pollution, especially eutrophication, there is a need for studies on this subject on eutrophic systems.
Based on students' nutritional status, which was classified through their BMI, most of them (84.2%) were eutrophic (Table 1).
It is eutrophic, and Secchi readings vary between 0.3 and 1.38 m (Umana, 2014).
Comparison of parameters of the two groups (eutrophic versus excess weight) was done with Student's t-test and Fischer's exact test.
Correa, "Influence of allochthonous organic matter on bacterioplankton biomass and activity in a eutrophic, subtropical estuary," Estuarine, Coastal and ShelfScience, vol.
Weight and height were measured for the evaluation of the nutritional status according to age: (a) [greater than or equal to] 60 years: low weight (<22 kg/[m.sup.2]), eutrophic (22-27 kg/[m.sup.2]), and overweight (27kg/[m.sup.2]) [15]; (b) [greater than or equal to] 20-[greater than or equal to] 59 years: low weight (<18.5 kg/[m.sup.2]); eutrophic (18.5-24.9 kg/[m.sup.2]); overweight (25-29.9 kg/[m.sup.2]); and obese (>30kg/[m.sup.2]) [16]; (c) [greater than or equal to] 19 years: low weight (percentile 3); eutrophic (percentile >3-<percentile 85); overweight ([greater than or equal to] percent 85-<percentile 97); obese ([greater than or equal to] percentile 97) [17, 18].