Definition of oligomictic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɒlɪɡə(ʊ)ˈmɪktɪk/


  • 1Geology
    Of a sedimentary rock: consisting of a small number of dominant minerals or rock types; (of a breccia) composed of fragments of a single kind of rock.

  • 2Ecology
    Of a tropical lake: that exhibits a stable thermal stratification and only rarely undergoes an overturn.


1930s. From oligo- + ancient Greek μικτός mixed + -ic.