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mesoplankton

[mez-uh-plangk-tuh n, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-] /ˌmɛz əˈplæŋk tən, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə-/
noun
1.
plankton that live at middle depths.
2.
planktonic organisms between 0.04 and 0.4 inches (1 mm and 1 cm) in length.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; meso- + plankton
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