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hypolimnion

[hahy-puh-lim-nee-on, -nee-uh n, hip-uh-] /ˌhaɪ pəˈlɪm niˌɒn, -ni ən, ˌhɪp ə-/
noun, plural hypolimnia
[hahy-puh-lim-nee-uh, hip-uh-] /ˌhaɪ pəˈlɪm ni ə, ˌhɪp ə-/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in certain lakes) the layer of water below the thermocline.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; hypo- + Greek límn(ē) lake + -ion diminutive noun suffix
Related forms
hypolimnetic
[hahy-poh-lim-net-ik, hip-oh-] /ˌhaɪ poʊ lɪmˈnɛt ɪk, ˌhɪp oʊ-/ (Show IPA),
hypolimnial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hypolimnia

hypolimnion

/ˌhaɪpəʊˈlɪmnɪən/
noun
1.
the lower and colder layer of water in a lake
Word Origin
C20: from hypo- + Greek limnion, diminutive of limnē lake
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