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  • adj. Having layers of water that intermix at least once a year.


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  • Before 1979, the Dead Sea was meromictic, meaning it was permamently stratified into layers that didn't mix. Following the severe reduction of fresh water flowing into its upper reaches it became holomictic – essentially mixing to the same composition throughout its depth.

    New Scientist, 6 September 2008

    September 11, 2008