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Definition of Oligotrophic

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characterized by malnutrition, of or pertaining to inadequate nutrition; (of a body of water) lacking plant nutritious substances and high oxygen content in the deeper parts (Ecology)
Oligotrophic Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Marine Biology
Refers to water bodies or habitats with low concentrations of
Oligotrophic Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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An oligotroph is an organism that can live in an environment that offers very low levels of nutrients. They may be contrasted with copiotrophs, which prefer nutritionally rich environments. Oligotrophs are characterized by slow growth, low rates of metabolism, and generally low population density.

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Oligotrophic Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
Pertaining to a lake or other body of water characterized by extremely low nutrient concentrations such as nitrogen and phosphorous and resulting very moderate productivity. Oligotrophic lakes are those low in nutrient materials and consequently poor areas for the development of extensive aquatic floras and faunas. Such lakes are often deep, with sandy bottoms and very limited plant growth, but with high dissolved-oxygen levels. This represents the early stages in the life cycle of a lake. Degrees of Eutrophication typically range from Oligotrophic water (maximum transparency, minimum chlorophyll-a, minimum phosphorus) through Mesotrophic, Eutrophic, to Hypereutrophic water (minimum transparency, maximum chlorophyll-a, maximum phosphorus). Also see Carlson's Trophic State Index (TSI) and (Mean) Trophic State Index (TSI).
  Reservoirs and lakes which are nutrient poor and contain little aquatic plant or animal life.
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