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[ol-i-go-truh-fee] /ˌɒl ɪˈgɒ trə fi/

noun, Ecology.
the state of being , or deficient in nutrients but high in oxygen.

1928, from oligo- “small, little” + -trophy “food, nourishment.” Related: Oligotrophic.


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