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A macroscopic plant. Used especially of aquatic plants.

mac′ro·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.
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(Botany) relating to or consisting of macrophytes
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arguinensis in the Ria Formosa could be linked to the high productivity of this ecosystem, where a rich phytobenthos, of macrophytic and microphytic organisms (seagrass and diatoms) is located (Brito et al., 2009).
It is now quite common that most of the plain valley lakes of Kashmir are characterized by excessive growth of macrophytic vegetation, anoxic deep water layers and shallow marshy conditions along the peripheral regions and have high loads of nutrients in their waters [9].
The reproductive response of the sea urchins Paracentrotus lividus (G.) and Psammechinus miliaris (L.) to a hyperproteinated macrophytic diet.
Macrophytic vegetation is not typically present in unregulated Rocky Mountain rivers not dominated by groundwater (Matsumura and Harrington, 1955).
Most of the organisms that comprise the green water ponds are photosynthetic, primarily planktonic but also macrophytic and maintain a positive oxygen balance in the water (Pekar and Olah, 1992; Schroeder et al., 1990).
The macrophytic composition of the eelgrass stand was best explained by the combination of depth, slope at 100 m scale, sediment organic matter, and temperature (BIOENV, [rho] = 0.27, p = 0.01).
Seaweeds are macrophytic marine algae that produce a great variety of secondary metabolites having broad spectrum of biological activities.
Potential of water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes) in domestic sewage treatment with macrophytic lagoon system in Cameroon.
Diatoms were recognised by their frustules, whereas the presence of small fragments of leaves was useful in detecting macrophytic remains.
Phytoplankton levels are usually quite low in these lakes (IDEM, 1996), so macrophytic vegetation may be more important in regulating the diel variations.
Temperature has been cited as an important environmental factor to cause rapid macrophytic decomposition (Hynes and Kaushik, 1969; Carpenter and Adams, 1979)[36,37].