limnetic

[lim-net-ik]

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

limnetic

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

Word Origin for limnetic

C20: from Greek limnē pool
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