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oligotrophic vs. eutrophic

[ ol-i-goh-trof-ik, -troh-fik ]
  1. (of a lake) characterized by a low accumulation of dissolved nutrient salts, supporting but a sparse growth of algae and other organisms, and having a high oxygen content owing to the low organic content.
[ yoo-trof-ik, -troh-fik ]
  1. relating to or being in a condition of eutrophy, or healthy or adequate nutrition or development.
  2. (of a lake) characterized by an abundant accumulation of nutrients that support a dense growth of algae and other organisms, the decay of which depletes the shallow waters of oxygen in summer.

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