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eutrophy

[yoo-truh-fee] /ˈyu trə fi/
noun
1.
Medicine/Medical. healthy or adequate nutrition or development.
2.
Ecology. the state of being eutrophic.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; < Greek eutrophía. See eu-, tropho-, -y3
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  • However, lakes naturally eutrophy so a less restrictive criterion may be more appropriate.
  • Trophic status is generally viewed as a continuum extending from oligotrophy to eutrophy with no interim breakpoints.

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