- The definition of oligotrophic is a plant or animal that can live where there aren’t many available nutrients, or a body of water with low nutrient levels.
- An example of an oligotrophic plant is a lichen.
- An example of an oligotrophic environment is a lake with many fish and ample oxygen; but, with a low production of algae.
Origin: oligo- plush trophic
- oligotrophy noun
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- olˌi·gotˈro·phy noun
oligotrophic - Science Definition
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