hypolimnion

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

noun, plural hy·po·lim·ni·a [hahy-puh-lim-nee-uh, hip-uh-] /ˌhaɪ pəˈlɪm ni ə, ˌhɪp ə-/.

(in certain lakes) the layer of water below the thermocline.

Nearby words

  1. hypokalemia,
  2. hypokalemic periodic paralysis,
  3. hypokinesia,
  4. hypokinesis,
  5. hypoleydigism,
  6. hypolithic,
  7. hypolydian,
  8. hypolydian mode,
  9. hypomagnesaemia,
  10. hypomagnesemia

Origin of hypolimnion

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

Related formshy·po·lim·net·ic [hahy-poh-lim-net-ik, hip-oh-] /ˌhaɪ poʊ lɪmˈnɛt ɪk, ˌhɪp oʊ-/, hy·po·lim·ni·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for hypolimnion

hypolimnion

noun

the lower and colder layer of water in a lake

Word Origin for hypolimnion

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

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