oligotrophy


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ol·i·go·tro·phic

 (ŏl′ĭ-gō-trō′fĭk, -trŏf′ĭk, ō′lĭ-)
adj.
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.

oligotrophy

(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
Translations

oligotrophia, oligotrophy

n. oligotrofia, nutrición deficiente.
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