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eutrophic

Saltos de línea: eu|troph¦ic
Pronunciación: /juːˈtrəʊfɪk
 
, -ˈtrɒfɪk/

Definición de eutrophic en inglés:

adjetivo

Ecology
(Of a lake or other body of water) rich in nutrients and so supporting a dense plant population, the decomposition of which kills animal life by depriving it of oxygen. Compare with dystrophic and oligotrophic.
Example sentences
  • Dynamics of phytoplankton succession coupled to species diversity as a system-level tool for study of Microcystis population dynamics in eutrophic lakes
  • In eutrophic Lake Hiidenvesi, we studied the possibility that water quality indirectly affects mysids by forcing them to habitats where they are vulnerable to fish predation.
  • Extremely eutrophic waterbodies are polluted because they often cannot support a fishery, cannot be used for drinking water, and have few recreational opportunities and poor esthetics.

Origen

early 18th century (denoting a medicine promoting good nutrition): from Greek eutrophia, from eu 'well' + trephein 'nourish'. The current sense dates from the 1930s.

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