oligotrophy

[ol-i-go-truh-fee]
noun Ecology.
the state of being oligotrophic.

Origin:
1700–10; oligo- + -trophy

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oligotrophic (ˌɒlɪɡəʊˈtrɒfɪk)
 
adj
Compare eutrophic (of lakes and similar habitats) poor in nutrients and plant life and rich in oxygen
 
[C20: from oligo- + Greek trophein to nourish + -ic]
 
oligotrophy
 
n

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Secchi readings and chlorophyll levels indicated oligotrophy.
Trophic status is generally viewed as a continuum extending from oligotrophy to eutrophy with no interim breakpoints.
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