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Related to limnology: eutrophication
The study of the physics, chemistry, geology, and biology of lakes and other inland waters.
[Greek limnē, lake + -logy.]
lim′no·log′i·cal (-nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
(Physical Geography) the study of bodies of fresh water with reference to their plant and animal life, physical properties, geographical features, etc
[C20: from Greek limnē lake]
limnological, ˌlimnoˈlogic adj
lim•nol•o•gy(lɪmˈnɒl ə dʒi)
the scientific study of bodies of fresh water with reference to their physical, geographical, and other features.
[1890–95; < Greek límn(ē) pool, marsh]
lim`no•log′i•cal (-nlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) lim`no•log′ic, adj.
the branch of geology that studies ponds and lakes. — limnologist, n.See also: Geology
the scientific study of bodies of fresh water, as lakes or rivers, with reference to their physical, geographical, and biological features. — limnologist, n. — limnologic, limnological, adj.See also: Water
1. The study of life in bodies of fresh water.
2. The study of bodies of water that are inland, such as lakes.