Definition of macrophyte in English:

macrophyte

Line breaks: macro|phyte
Pronunciation: /ˈmakrə(ʊ)fʌɪt
 
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noun

Botany
  • An aquatic plant large enough to be seen by the naked eye.
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    • The distribution of aquatic macrophytes in shallow lakes is related in various ways to the physical characteristics of the lakes and their bottom sediments.
    • The sewage lagoons provided a very localized but relatively species-rich ecosystem, which acted as a cutrophic oasis of algae and aquatic macrophytes and benefited birds at several trophic levels.
    • Sessile aquatic macrophytes, however, cannot maintain the same well-defined three-dimensional structure because of the strong drag and shear forces of moving water.

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