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  1. pertaining to or living in the open water of a freshwater pond or lake.
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Origin of limnetic

1895–1900; < Greek limnḗt(ēs) marsh-dwelling (límn(ē) pool, marsh + -ētēs extended form of -tēs agent suffix, from v. stems ending in -ē-) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for limnetic


  1. of, relating to, or inhabiting the open water of lakes down to the depth of light penetrationthe limnetic zone
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Word Origin

C20: from Greek limnē pool
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