Meaning of eutrophic


Pronunciation: (y-trof'ik, -trō'fik), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to or being in a condition of eutrophy.
  2. (of a lake) characterized by an abundant accumulation of nutrients that support a dense growth of algae and other organisms, the decay of which depletes the shallow waters of oxygen in summer.
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