mesotrophic
adjective Date: 1911 of a body of water having a moderate amount of dissolved nutrients — compare eutrophic, oligotrophic

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  • Mesotrophic — may refer to: Mesotrophic lake Mesotrophic soil See also Oligotrophic Eutrophic This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • mesotrophic — [mes΄ə träf′ik, mez΄ə träk′ik; mes΄ə trō′fik, mez΄ətrō′fik] adj. designating or of a lake, pond, etc. having a moderate amount of plant growth: the mesotrophic stage is intermediate between the oligotrophic and eutrophic stages mesotrophy… …   Universalium

  • mesotrophic — [mes΄ə träf′ik, mez΄ə träk′ik; mes΄ə trō′fik, mez΄ətrō′fik] adj. designating or of a lake, pond, etc. having a moderate amount of plant growth: the mesotrophic stage is intermediate between the oligotrophic and eutrophic stages mesotrophy… …   English World dictionary

  • mesotrophic — adjective for mesotrophy …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • mesotrophic — meso·troph·ic …   English syllables

  • mesotrophic — /ˌmɛsoʊˈtrɒfɪk/ (say .mesoh trofik), / ˈtroʊfɪk/ (say trohfik) adjective 1. (of rivers or lakes) having a moderate quantity of dissolved nutrients. Compare eutrophic, oligotrophic. 2. (of soils) having a moderate level of fertility. {meso +… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Mesotrophic lake — Mesotrophic lakes are lakes with an intermediate level of productivity, greater than oligotrophic lakes, but less than eutrophic lakes. These lakes are commonly clear water lakes and ponds with beds of submerged aquatic plants and medium levels… …   Wikipedia

  • Mesotrophic soil — Mesotrophic soils are soils with a moderate inherent fertility. An indicator of soil fertility is its base status, which is expressed as a ratio relating the major nutrient cations (calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium) found there to the… …   Wikipedia

  • Mesotrophic grasslands in the British National Vegetation Classification system — This article gives an overview of the mesotrophic grassland communities in the British National Vegetation Classification system. Introduction The mesotrophic grassland communities of the NVC were described in Volume 3 of British Plant… …   Wikipedia

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