Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Rich in mineral and organic nutrients that promote a proliferation of algae and aquatic plants, resulting in a reduction of dissolved oxygen. Used of a lake or pond.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or promoting healthy nutrition.
  • noun A medical agent employed to improve the nutrition.

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  • adjective agriculture, of a body of water being rich in nutrients and minerals and therefore having an excessive growth of algae and thus a diminished oxygen content to the detriment of other organisms
  • adjective medicine promoting nutrition
  • noun medicine a eutrophic medicine

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  • adjective (ecology) of a lake or other body of water rich in nutrients and subject to eutrophication

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Greek eutrophos, well-nourished : eu-, eu- + trephein, to nourish.]

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From Ancient Greek εὖ + τροφή, well nourished

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  • We shouldn’t be shy or myopic

    But yogurt’s a sensitive topic,

    For effluents leak

    To make the stuff “Greek”

    And all local ponds are eutrophic.

    August 8, 2018