oligotrophic

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Etymology[edit]

oligo- +‎ -trophic

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Adjective[edit]

oligotrophic ‎(comparative more oligotrophic, superlative most oligotrophic)

  1. (physiology, of a diet) Being deficient in nutrition.
  2. (geography, of a body of water) Being deficient in plant nutrients, such as nitrogen or phosphorus.
    • 1969 July, Fred W. Rabe and Robert C. Wissmar, “Some Effects of Antimycin in an Oligotrophic Lake” in The Progressive Fish-Culturist, volume XXXI, № 3, page 163

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