Hypolimnion Definition

hīpə-lĭmnē-ŏn, -ən
An unfrozen lake's cold, lowermost, stagnant layer of oxygen-poor water that is below the thermocline.
Webster's New World

Origin of Hypolimnion

  • From Ancient Greek ὑπο- (hypo-), combining form of ὑπό (hypó, “under”) + λιμνίον (limnion), diminutive of λίμνη (limnē, “lake”).

    From Wiktionary

  • hypo– Greek limnē lake, pool

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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