the condition of a lake which is highly productive and hence the hypolimnion becomes depleted of oxygen (through decay of organic products). Usually having a shallow wide basin with coloured water and abundant littoral vegetation

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  • eutrophy — noun see eutrophic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • eutrophy — SYN: eutrophia …   Medical dictionary

  • eutrophy — n. proper development, proper nutrition …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • eutrophy — eu·tro·phy …   English syllables

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