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Related to limnology: eutrophication
Study of the physical, chemical, meteorologic, and biologic conditions in fresh water; a branch of ecology.
[G. limnē, pool, + logos, study]
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The scientific study of the life and phenomena of fresh water, especially lakes and ponds.
lim′no·log′i·cal (-nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
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limnology(lĭm-nŏl′ō-jē) [Gr. limne, pool, + logos, study]
The scientific study of fresh water in the environment (i.e., potability, pH, degree of pollution, mineral content, and variation with seasonal and climatic changes).
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limnologythe study of freshwater bodies, such as ponds, lakes, streams and their inhabitants.
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