meromictic

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Etymology[edit]

Scientific neologism (1935), after holomictic. From Ancient Greek μέρος ‎(méros, part, portion) + μίξις ‎(míxis, mixing, mingling).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌmɛɹ.əˈmɪk.tɪk/

Adjective[edit]

meromictic ‎(not comparable)

  1. (of a lake) Having layers of water that do not intermix.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hakala, Anu (2004). "Meromixis as a part of lake evolution - observations and a revised classification of true meromictic lakes in Finland," Boreal Environmental Research Vol. 9, pp. 37-53.