Eutrophication - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌjuːtrəfɪˈkeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word eutrophication
Brit.  |ˌjuːtrəfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word eutrophication

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

Examples

he argued that the controlling factor in eutrophication is not nitrate but phosphate

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