nannoplankton

[nan-uh-plangk-tuhn]
noun
the smallest of the microplankton; the aquatic organisms that can pass through fine mesh plankton nets.


Origin:
1910–15; nanno- + plankton

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nanoplankton or nannoplankton (ˈnænəʊˌplæŋktən)
 
n
microscopic organisms in plankton
 
nannoplankton or nannoplankton
 
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nannoplankton also nanoplankton   (nān'ə-plāngk'tən)  Pronunciation Key 
Plankton of minute size, especially plankton composed of organisms measuring from 2 to 20 micrometers.
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There has been no attempt made to identify or to count nannoplankton, zooplankton or benthic algae.
Some phytoplankton, called nannoplankton, are extremely small.
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