[hahy-puh-lim-nee-on, -nee-uhn, hip-uh-]
noun, plural hypolimnia [hahy-puh-lim-nee-uh, hip-uh-] .
(in certain lakes) the layer of water below the thermocline.

1905–10; hypo- + Greek límn(ē) lake + -ion diminutive noun suffix

hypolimnetic [hahy-poh-lim-net-ik, hip-oh-] , hypolimnial, adjective
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hypolimnion (ˌhaɪpəʊˈlɪmnɪən)
the lower and colder layer of water in a lake
[C20: from hypo- + Greek limnion, diminutive of limnē lake]

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