from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having waters rich in mineral and organic nutrients that promote a proliferation of plant life, especially algae, which reduces the dissolved oxygen content and often causes the extinction of other organisms. Used of a lake or pond.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. 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
- adj. promoting nutrition
- n. a eutrophic medicine
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or promoting healthy nutrition.
- n. A medical agent employed to improve the nutrition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (ecology) of a lake or other body of water rich in nutrients and subject to eutrophication
From Greek eutrophos, well-nourished : eu-, eu- + trephein, to nourish.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek εὖ + τροφή, well nourished (Wiktionary)