Definitions for eutrophication
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
eu•troph•icyuˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk(adj.)
(of a lake) characterized by an abundant accumulation of nutrients that support a dense growth of algae, the decay of which depletes the shallow waters of oxygen in summer.
Origin of eutrophic:
The process of becoming eutrophic
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The enrichment of a terrestrial or aquatic ECOSYSTEM by the addition of nutrients, especially nitrogen and phosphorus, that results in a superabundant growth of plants, ALGAE, or other primary producers. It can be a natural process or result from human activity such as agriculture runoff or sewage pollution. In aquatic ecosystems, an increase in the algae population is termed an algal bloom.
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