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oligo- From the Greek oligos meaning ‘small’ and oligoi meaning ‘few’, a prefix meaning few or small; in ecology it is often used to denote a lack, e.g. ‘oligotrophic’ meaning ‘nutrient-poor’ and ‘oligomictic’ meaning ‘subject to little mixing’.

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oligo- A prefix meaning few or small, derived from the Greek oligos, meaning ‘small’ or (oligoi) ‘few’; in ecology it is often used to denote a lack, e.g. oligotrophic, nutrient-poor; oligomictic, subject to little mixing.

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oligo-

oligo- From the Greek oligos, meaning ‘small’ or (oligoi) ‘few’, a prefix meaning few or small; in ecology it is often used to denote a lack (e.g. oligotrophic, nutrient-poor; oligomictic, subject to little mixing).

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"oligo-." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. 17 Aug. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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oligo-

oligo- From the Greek oligos, ‘little’, a prefix meaning few or small; in ecology it is often used to denote a lack, e.g. ‘oligotrophic’, nutrient-poor; ‘oligomictic’, subject to little mixing.

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"oligo-." A Dictionary of Zoology. . Encyclopedia.com. 17 Aug. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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