(u-trof\'ik)A nutrient-enriched environment.
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eutrophic — [yo͞o träf′ik, yo͞otrō′fik] adj. [ EU + TROPHIC] designating or of a body of water, esp. a lake or pond, rich in nutrients which cause excessive growth of aquatic plants, esp. algae: the resulting bacteria consume nearly all the oxygen, esp.… … English World dictionary
eutrophic — adjective Etymology: probably from German Eutroph eutrophic, from Greek eutrophos well nourished, nourishing, from eu + trephein to nourish Date: 1928 of a body of water characterized by the state resulting from eutrophication compare mesotrophic … New Collegiate Dictionary
eutrophic — 1. adjective a) being rich in nutrients and minerals and therefore having an excessive growth of algae and thus a diminished oxygen content to the detriment of other organisms b) promoting nutrition Ant: oligotrophic 2. noun … Wiktionary
eutrophic — adjective for eutrophy … Dictionary of ichthyology
eutrophic — eutrophication, n. /yooh trof ik, troh fik/, adj. 1. Med. pertaining to or being in a condition of eutrophy. 2. Ecol. (of a lake) characterized by an abundant accumulation of nutrients that support a dense growth of algae and other organisms, the … Universalium
eutrophic — Relating to, characterized by, or promoting eutrophia … Medical dictionary
eutrophic — adj. promoting proper development, pertaining to proper nutrition … English contemporary dictionary
eutrophic — [ju: trəʊfɪk, trɒfɪk] adjective Ecology (of a body of water) rich in nutrients and so supporting a dense plant population, the decomposition of which kills animal life by depriving it of oxygen. Derivatives eutrophicate verb eutrophication noun… … English new terms dictionary
eutrophic — eu·troph·ic … English syllables
eutrophic — eu•troph•ic [[t]yuˈtrɒf ɪk, ˈtroʊ fɪk[/t]] adj. ecl (of a lake) characterized by an abundant accumulation of nutrients that support a dense growth of algae, the decay of which depletes the shallow waters of oxygen in summer • Etymology: 1930–35;… … From formal English to slang