pleustonic
adjective see pleuston

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pleustonic — See pleuston. * * * …   Universalium

  • pleustonic — pleus·ton·ic …   English syllables

  • pleustonic — (ˈ)plü|stänik adjective : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of pleuston …   Useful english dictionary

  • pleuston — pleustonic /plooh ston ik/, adj. /plooh steuhn, ston/, n. Biol. a buoyant mat of weeds, algae, and associated organisms that floats on or near the surface of a lake, river, or other body of fresh water. [1940 45; pleus ( < Gk pleûs(is) sailing,… …   Universalium

  • pleuston — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary pleus (irregular from Greek plein to sail, float) + on (as in plankton) Date: 1943 organisms living in the thin surface layer existing at the air water interface of a body of water • pleustonic… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Dosima — fascicularis Dosima fascicularis stranded at Portrush Strand, Ireland Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • pleuston — [plo͞os′tän΄, plo͞os′tən] n. [< Gr pleustikos, fit for sailing < plein, to sail, swim (see PLEOPOD) + ton, as in NEUSTON, PLANKTON] small organisms, as algae or gastropods, floating on or near the surface of a body of water pleustonic adj …   English World dictionary

  • pleuston — ˈplüstən noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary pleus (from Greek pleusis sailing, from plein to sail) + ton (as in plankton) more at flow …   Useful english dictionary

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