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10:22 Feb 19, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Gelbstoff
Literally 'yellow substance', but I wonder if it may mean chlorophyll. Can't find it anywhere. The context is (possibly organic) material suspended in lake water.

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naMarine colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM)
Sven Petersson
natannic substance
Uschi (Ursula) Walke



14 mins
tannic substance

this could be a misprint for Gerbstoff.

Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 10:12
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 492

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Marine colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM)

Marine colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM), also called gelbstoff.

Sven Petersson
Local time: 01:12
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1637
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