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oligotrophic

(ŏl′ĭ-gō-trō′fĭk, -trŏf′ĭk, ō′lĭ-)
adj.
Lacking in plant nutrients and having a large amount of dissolved oxygen throughout. Used of a pond or lake.

ol′i·got′ro·phy (-gŏt′rə-fē) n.

oligotrophic

  1. (of environments, particularly water bodies such as lakes) having a poor nutrient supply and relatively little production of organic material. see EUTROPHIC.
  2. (of plants) associated with low levels of nutrition.
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