Hypolimnion meaning

hīpə-lĭmnē-ŏn, -ən
The layer of water in a thermally stratified lake that lies below the thermocline, is noncirculating, and remains perpetually cold.
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An unfrozen lake's cold, lowermost, stagnant layer of oxygen-poor water that is below the thermocline.
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(geography) The perpetually cold layer of water that lies beneath the thermocline of a thermally stratified lake.
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Origin of hypolimnion

  • hypo– Greek limnē lake, pool

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

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

    From Wiktionary