Oligotrophic Definition

ŏlĭ-gō-trōfĭk, -trŏfĭk, ōlĭ-
adjective
Designating or of a lake, pond, etc. poor in plant nutrient minerals and organisms and usually rich in oxygen at all depths.
Webster's New World
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.
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(physiology, of a diet) Being deficient in nutrition.

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Origin of Oligotrophic

  • oligo- +"Ž -trophic

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