limnology limnology n. the scientific study of bodies of fresh water for their biological and physical and geological properties. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Limnology — (from Greek: Λίμνη limne , lake ; and λόγος, logos , knowledge ) is the division of hydrology that studies inland waters (running and standing waters, both fresh and saline), including their biological, physical, chemical, geological and… …   Wikipedia

  • limnology — study of lakes and fresh water, 1892, with LOGY (Cf. logy) + limno , comb. form of Gk. limne pool of standing water, tidal pool, marsh, lake, from PIE root * (s)lei slime (see SLIME (Cf. slime) (n.)). The science founded and the name probably… …   Etymology dictionary

  • limnology — [lim näl′ə jē] n. [< Gr limnē, marsh, akin to leimōn (see LIMONITE) + LOGY] the science that deals with the physical, chemical, and biological properties and features of fresh waters, esp. lakes and ponds limnological [lim΄nə läj′i kəl] adj.… …   English World dictionary

  • limnology — limnological /lim nl oj i keuhl/, limnologic, adj. limnologically, adv. limnologist, n. /lim nol euh jee/, n. the scientific study of bodies of fresh water, as lakes and ponds, with reference to their physical, geographical, biological, and other …   Universalium

  • limnology — ežerotyra statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Mokslas, tiriantis ežerus, tvenkinius ir juose vykstančius fizikinius, cheminius ir biologinius procesus. atitikmenys: angl. lake science; limnology vok. Limnologie, f rus.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • limnology — noun Etymology: Greek limnē + International Scientific Vocabulary logy Date: circa 1888 the scientific study of bodies of freshwater (as lakes) • limnological also limnologic adjective • limnologist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • limnology — the study of lakes, ponds and standing waters and their biotas …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • limnology — n. [Gr. limne, pond; logos, discourse] The study of fresh waters, in physical, chemical, meteorological and biological conditions …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • limnology — noun The science concerning the biological, physical and geological properties of fresh water bodies, especially lakes and ponds …   Wiktionary

  • limnology — Study of the physical, chemical, meteorologic, and biologic conditions in fresh water; a branch of ecology. [G. limne, pool, + logos, study] …   Medical dictionary

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