periphyton
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek periphytos (verbal of periphyein to grow around, from peri- + phyein to bring forth, grow) + -on (as in plankton) — more at be Date: 1945 organisms (as some algae) that live attached to underwater surfaces • periphytic adjective

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  • Périphyton — dans les Everglades Le périphyton est un mélange complexe d algues, de cyanobactéries, de microbes hétérotrophes et de détritus. Il est attaché à des surfaces immergées dans la plupart des écosystèmes aquatiques. Il est une importante source de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Periphyton — is a complex mixture of algae, cyanobacteria, heterotrophic microbes, and detritus that is attached to submerged surfaces in most aquatic ecosystems. It serves as an important food source for invertebrates, tadpoles, and some fish. It can also… …   Wikipedia

  • périphyton — [peʀifitɔ̃] n. m. ÉTYM. XXe; de péri , et grec phuton « (chose) qui pousse; plante ». ❖ ♦ Didact. Ensemble des organismes végétaux (microorganismes) supportés par les êtres immergés dans l eau …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • periphyton — [pə rif′ə tän΄, per΄i fīt′ən] n. the tiny, aquatic plant and animal organisms that attach to objects in the bed of a body of water, as certain algae or insect larvae living on submerged plant stems and leaves …   English World dictionary

  • Periphyton — Unter dem Sammelbegriff Periphyton versteht man den Aufwuchs von Mikroalgen an submersen (= unter der Wasseroberfläche befindlichen) Oberflächen, wie z. B. Steinen. Das Periphyton ist wichtiger Bestandteil von limnischen und marinen Ökosystemen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Periphyton — perifitonas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Vandens augalai ir gyvūnai, prikibę arba prisitvirtinę prie stuomeninių augalų stiebų ar lapų. atitikmenys: angl. periphyton vok. Aufwuchs, m; Periphyton, n rus. перифитон, m …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • periphyton — perifitonas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Vandens augalai ir gyvūnai, prikibę arba prisitvirtinę prie stuomeninių augalų stiebų ar lapų. atitikmenys: angl. periphyton vok. Aufwuchs, m; Periphyton, n rus. перифитон, m …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • periphyton — pəˈrifəˌtän noun Etymology: New Latin, from peri + Greek phyton plant more at phyt : organisms that live attached to underwater surfaces rotifers that browse on bacteria and other periphyton …   Useful english dictionary

  • periphyton — plants and animals adhering to parts of rooted aquatic plants …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • periphyton — periphytic /per euh fit ik/, adj. /peuh rif i ton /, n. Ecol. the community of tiny organisms, as protozoans, hydras, insect larvae, and snails, that lives on the surfaces of rooted aquatic plants. [1940 45; prob. PERI + Gk phyton plant, PHYTE,… …   Universalium

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