Definitions for oligotrophicˌɒl ɪ goʊˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk

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ol•i•go•troph•icˌɒl ɪ goʊˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk(adj.)

  1. (of a lake or pond) having low levels of nutrients and high levels of dissolved oxygen.

    Category: Ecology

Origin of oligotrophic:


ol`i•got′ro•phy-ˈgɒ trə fi(n.)


  1. oligotrophic(Adjective)

    being deficient in nutrition

  2. oligotrophic(Adjective)

    being deficient in plant nutrients, such as nitrogen or phosphorus


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