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limnology Syllabification: lim·nol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /limˈnäləjē/

Definition of limnology in English:


The study of the biological, chemical, and physical features of lakes and other bodies of fresh water.
Example sentences
  • The distribution, water chemistry, ecology, hydrology, limnology, and invertebrate and amphibian fauna of vernal ponds have been investigated.
  • One of the more intriguing and challenging developments in ecology and in limnology and oceanography is the expansion of the temporal and spatial scales that are being addressed by current work.
  • The choice is made on the basis of their international significance in terms of ecology, botany, zoology, limnology, or hydrology.


Pronunciation: /ˌlimnəˈläjək(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • These references are listed by category, e.g., limnological methods, abiotic frame, food web interactions.
  • Total consumption rates on benthos were divided by the littoral area based on hypsometric and limnological data.
  • A problem with so doing is that geological, limnological, or biological processes may mix the strata in which diapausing organisms are deposited, and obscure ancestor-descendant relationships.
Pronunciation: /limˈnäləjəst/
Example sentences
  • Derek, 62, is a retired limnologist who worked for the Sydney Water Authority for 33 years while simultaneously rising from private to lieutenant colonel in the Australian army reserve.
  • Remote sensing lets limnologists assess the biological and chemical features of large numbers of lakes.
  • After reviewing the data, the limnologists went back to the village to discuss their results.


Late 19th century: from Greek limnē 'lake' + -logy.

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