a. (Gr. ew, well; trophe, nourishment) the gradual increase in nutrients in a body of water. Natural eutrophication is a gradual process, but human activities may greatly accelerate the process.
Eutrofinen, runsasravinteinen, rehevä, ravinteikas Eutrof, näringsrik A term used to describe highly productive ecosystems, which are rich in plant nutrients; Eutrophic water bodies may become depleted of oxygen in warm conditions which favour algal blooms. Eutrophic terrestrial ecosystems are often of reduced conservation value.