planktonic
adjective see plankton

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • planktonic — plankton ► NOUN ▪ small and microscopic organisms living in the sea or fresh water, consisting chiefly of diatoms, protozoans, and small crustaceans. DERIVATIVES planktic adjective planktonic adjective. ORIGIN from Greek planktos wandering , from …   English terms dictionary

  • Planktonic — Plankton Plank ton (pl[a^][ng]k t[o^]n), n. [NL., fr. Gr. plagto n, neut. of plagto s wandering, pla zesqai to wander.] (Biol.) All the animals and plants, taken collectively, which live at or near the surface of salt or fresh waters. {Plank*ton… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • planktonic — (adj.) See plankton …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • planktonic — See plankton. * * * …   Universalium

  • planktonic — adjective /plænkˈtɒnɪk,pleɪnkˈtɑːnɪk/ Floating in the open sea rather than living on the seafloor …   Wiktionary

  • planktonic — Relating to plankton; plankton like …   Medical dictionary

  • planktonic — plæŋk tÉ‘nɪk / tÉ’n adj. of plankton (microscopic organisms which live in water and serve as a basic food source for aquatic animals) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • planktonic — plank·ton·ic …   English syllables

  • planktonic — adjective of or relating to plankton • Pertains to noun: ↑plankton • Derivationally related forms: ↑plankton …   Useful english dictionary

  • planktonic algae — noun unicellular algae • Hypernyms: ↑phytoplankton …   Useful english dictionary

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