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hypolimnion

[ hahy-puh-lim-nee-on, -nee-uhn, hip-uh- ]

noun

, plural hy·po·lim·ni·a [hahy-p, uh, -, lim, -nee-, uh, hip-, uh, -].
  1. (in certain lakes) the layer of water below the thermocline.


hypolimnion

/ ˌhaɪpəʊˈlɪmnɪən /

noun

  1. the lower and colder layer of water in a lake


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Other Words From

  • hy·po·lim·net·ic [hahy-poh-lim-, net, -ik, hip-oh-], hypo·limni·al adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hypolimnion1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hypolimnion1

C20: from hypo- + Greek limnion, diminutive of limnē lake

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