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 (ŏl′ĭ-gō-trō′fĭk, -trŏf′ĭk, ō′lĭ-)
Lacking in plant nutrients and having a large amount of dissolved oxygen throughout. Used of a pond or lake.

ol′i·got′ro·phy (-gŏt′rə-fē) n.


(of lakes) the quality of containing a low accumulation of dissolved nutrient salts, thus supporting little plant or animal life and having a high oxygen content owing to the low organic content. — oligotrophic, adj.
See also: Environment

oligotrophia, oligotrophy

n. oligotrofia, nutrición deficiente.
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Oligotrophy and nitrogen fixation during Eastern Mediterranean sapropel events.
reduction in nutrient loading would result in oligotrophy.
The Mediterranean Sea is a semi-enclosed area with pronounced oligotrophy in the surface waters due to small amounts of nutrient discharge from the land.