meromictic

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Etymology[edit]

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

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  • IPA(key): /ˌmɛɹ.əˈmɪk.tɪk/

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meromictic (not comparable)

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

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