Of or occurring in the deeper, open waters of lakes or ponds.
Designating, of, or living in the open waters of lakes, away from shore vegetation.
Of or relating to the upper parts of the open waters of lakes or ponds that are too deep for rooted aquatic plants to grow.
Origin of limnetic
- From Greek limnētēs marsh-dwelling from limnē lake
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition