adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek limnē pool, marshy lake; perhaps akin to Latin limus mud — more at lime Date: 1899 of, relating to, or inhabiting the open water of a body of freshwater <
limnetic environment

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  • limnetic — limnétic adj. m., pl. limnétici; f. sg. limnétică, pl. limnétice Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  LIMNÉTIC, Ă adj. (Despre organisme vegetale) Care trăieşte în lacuri, bălţi sau locuri mlăştinoase. [ …   Dicționar Român

  • limnetic — [lim net′ik] adj. [< Gr limnē, marsh (see LIMNOLOGY) + E etic < L or Gr: L eticus < Gr etikos, adj. suffix] designating, of, or living in the open waters of lakes, away from shore vegetation …   English World dictionary

  • limnetic — living in or pertaining to marshes or lakes; the zone of deep water between surface and compensation depth …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • limnetic — adj. [Gr. limne, marsh, lake, pool] 1. Living in standing fresh water. 2. Inhabiting the pelagic zone in a body of fresh water; limnicolous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • limnetic — /lim net ik/, adj. pertaining to or living in the open water of a freshwater pond or lake. [1895 1900; < Gk limnét(es) marsh dwelling (límn(e) pool, marsh + etes extended form of tes agent suffix, from v. stems ending in e ) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • limnetic — adjective Of or pertaining to the deeper, open waters of a lake etc …   Wiktionary

  • limnetic — lim·net·ic || lɪm netɪk adj. of or pertaining to open water of a freshwater body, living in open water of lakes or ponds …   English contemporary dictionary

  • limnetic — lim·netic …   English syllables

  • limnetic — lim•net•ic [[t]lɪmˈnɛt ɪk[/t]] adj. ecl pertaining to or living in the open water of a freshwater pond or lake • Etymology: 1895–1900; < Gk limnḗt(ēs) marsh dwelling …   From formal English to slang

  • limnetic —   a. pertaining to or inhabiting fresh water.    ♦ limnobiology, n. study of freshwater life.    ♦ limnology, n. general study of lakes and ponds.    ♦ limnophilous, a. inhabiting freshwater ponds …   Dictionary of difficult words

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