Eutrophic



[yoo-trof-ik, -troh-fik] /yuˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk/

adjective
1.
Medicine/Medical. relating to or being in a condition of or healthy or adequate nutrition or development.
2.
Ecology. (of a lake) characterized by an abundant accumulation of nutrients that support a dense growth of algae and other organisms, the decay of which depletes the shallow waters of oxygen in summer.
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/juːˈtrɒfɪk; -ˈtrəʊ-/
adjective
1.
(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

eutrophic eu·troph·ic (yōō-trŏf’ĭk, -trō’fĭk)
adj.
Relating to, characterized by, or promoting eutrophia.
eutrophic
(y-trŏf’ĭk, -trō’fĭk)
Having waters rich in phosphates, nitrates, and organic nutrients that promote a proliferation of plant life, especially algae. Used of a lake, pond, or stream. Compare dystrophic, oligotrophic.

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