[ lim-nol-uh-jee ]
/ lɪmˈnɒl ə dʒi /
the scientific study of bodies of fresh water, as lakes and ponds, with reference to their physical, geographical, biological, and other features.
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Origin of limnology
1890–95; limno- (combining form representing Greek límnē pool, marsh) + -logy
OTHER WORDS FROM limnologylim·no·log·i·cal [lim-nl-oj-i-kuhl], /ˌlɪm nlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, lim·no·log·ic, adjectivelim·no·log·i·cal·ly, adverblim·nol·o·gist, noun
Words nearby limnology
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British Dictionary definitions for limnology
/ (lɪmˈnɒlədʒɪ) /
the study of bodies of fresh water with reference to their plant and animal life, physical properties, geographical features, etc
Derived forms of limnologylimnological (ˌlɪmnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or limnologic, adjectivelimnologically, adverblimnologist, noun
Word Origin for limnology
C20: from Greek limnē lake
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Scientific definitions for limnology
[ lĭm-nŏl′ə-jē ]
The scientific study of the organisms living in and the phenomena of fresh water, especially lakes and ponds.
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