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cryoplankton

[krahy-oh-plangk-tuh n] /ˌkraɪ oʊˈplæŋk tən/
noun
1.
plankton that live in the icy waters and meltwaters of glacial or polar areas.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; cryo- + plankton
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cryoplankton

/ˌkraɪəʊˈplæŋktən/
noun
1.
minute organisms, esp algae, living in ice, snow, or icy water
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