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. during warm weather, choking the fish, etc.
Origin of eutrophiceu- + trophic
Rich in mineral and organic nutrients that promote a proliferation of algae and aquatic plants, resulting in a reduction of dissolved oxygen. Used of a lake or pond.
Origin of eutrophicFrom Greek eutrophos, well-nourished : eu-, eu- + trephein, to nourish.
(comparative more eutrophic, superlative most eutrophic)
- (medicine) a eutrophic medicine
From Ancient Greek εὖ + τροφή, well nourished