hypolimnetic /huy'poh lim net"ik, hip'oh-/, hypolimnial, adj.
/huy'peuh lim"nee on', -nee euhn, hip'euh-/, n., pl. hypolimnia /-nee euh/.
(in certain lakes) the layer of water below the thermocline.
[1905-10; HYPO- + Gk límn(e) lake + -ion dim. n. suffix]

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