holoplanktonic

holoplankton

[hol-uh-plangk-tuhn, hoh-luh-]
noun
plankton that spend their entire life cycle as free-swimming organisms (opposed to hemiplankton ).

Origin:
holo- + plankton

holoplanktonic [hol-oh-plangk-ton-ik, hoh-loh-] , adjective
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holoplankton (ˌhɒləˈplæŋktən)
 
n
Compare meroplankton organisms, such as diatoms and algae, that spend all stages of their life cycle as plankton

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holoplankton   (hŏl'ə-plāngk'tən, hō'lə-)  Pronunciation Key 
Plankton that remains free-swimming through all stages of its life cycle.
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