[lim-nol-uh-jee] /lɪmˈnɒl ə dʒi/

the scientific study of bodies of fresh water, as lakes and ponds, with reference to their physical, geographical, biological, and other features.
the study of bodies of fresh water with reference to their plant and animal life, physical properties, geographical features, etc

study of lakes and fresh water, 1892, with -logy + limno-, comb. form of Greek limne “pool of standing water, tidal pool, marsh, lake,” from PIE root *(s)lei- “slime” (see slime (n.)). The science founded and the name probably coined by Swiss geologist François-Alphonse Forel (1841-1912). Related: Limnological; limnologist.
The scientific study of the organisms living in and the phenomena of fresh water, especially lakes and ponds.


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