Definition of nepheloid in English:

nepheloid

adjective

  • Oceanography and Limnology. Of sea or lake water: turbid. Chiefly in "nepheloid layer"noun a layer of water, typically near the bottom, containing suspended mineral particles and organic matter.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin nepheloides from ancient Greek νεϕελοειδής cloudy (of urine) from νεϕέλη cloud + -οειδής.

Pronunciation

nepheloid

/ˈnɛfəlɔɪd/