limnetic

limnetic
/lim net"ik/, adj.
pertaining to or living in the open water of a freshwater pond or lake.
[1895-1900; < Gk limnét(es) marsh-dwelling (límn(e) pool, marsh + -etes extended form of -tes agent suffix, from v. stems ending in -e-) + -IC]

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