limnology

[ lim-nol-uh-jee ]
/ lɪmˈnɒl ə dʒi /

noun

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 limnology

lim·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

limnology
/ (lɪmˈnɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the study of bodies of fresh water with reference to their plant and animal life, physical properties, geographical features, etc

Derived forms of limnology

limnological (ˌlɪmnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or limnologic, adjectivelimnologically, adverblimnologist, noun

Word Origin for limnology

C20: from Greek limnē lake
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Scientific definitions for limnology

limnology
[ lĭm-nŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of the organisms living in and the phenomena of fresh water, especially lakes and ponds.
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