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limnetic

[ lim-net-ik ]
/ lɪmˈnɛt ɪk /
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adjective
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

limnetic
/ (lɪmˈnɛtɪk) /

adjective
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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