Definition of Eutrophication

1. Noun. Excessive nutrients in a lake or other body of water, usually caused by runoff of nutrients (animal waste, fertilizers, sewage) from the land, which causes a dense growth of plant life; the decomposition of the plants depletes the supply of oxygen, leading to the death of animal life. "He argued that the controlling factor in eutrophication is not nitrate but phosphate"




Definition of Eutrophication

1. Noun. The process of becoming eutrophic ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eutrophication

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Medical Definition of Eutrophication

1. The gradual increase in nutrients in a body of water. Natural eutrophication is a gradual process, but human activities may greatly accelerate the process. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Eutrophication

euthyscope
euthyscopy
eutocia
eutomer
eutomers
eutonic
eutopic
eutopy
eutrichosis
eutriconodont
eutriconodonts
eutripsia
eutrophia
eutrophic
eutrophicate
eutrophication (current term)
eutrophications
eutrophics
eutrophies
eutrophy
eutropic
eutropies
eutropy
euvolemia
euvolemic
euvolia
euxanthate
euxanthates
euxanthic
euxanthin

Literary usage of Eutrophication

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Water Quality Indicators Guide: Surface Waters by Charles R. Terrell (1993)
"The rate of eutrophication varies, depending upon the relative fertility of the ... eutrophication, resulting from human activity, such as fertilizing ..."

2. Understanding Marine Biodiversity by National Research Council (1995)
"CHEMICAL POLLUTION AND eutrophication Chemical pollution and eutrophication have altered the biodiversity of estuaries and coastal environments (Hughes and ..."

3. Air Quality Criteria for Oxides of Nitrogenby Dennis J. Kotchmar by Dennis J. Kotchmar (1996)
"10.8.4 The Effects of Nitrogen Deposition on eutrophication The term "eutrophy" generally refers ... eutrophication is the process whereby lakes, estuaries, ..."

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