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limnology (n.)

study of lakes and fresh water, 1892; see limno- + -logy. The science founded and the name probably coined by Swiss geologist François-Alphonse Forel (1841-1912). Related: Limnological; limnologist.

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Definitions of limnology

limnology (n.)
the scientific study of bodies of fresh water for their biological and physical and geological properties;
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