zoo plankton

zooplankton

[zoh-uh-plangk-tuhn]
noun
the aggregate of animal or animallike organisms in plankton, as protozoans.
Compare phytoplankton.


Origin:
1900–05; zoo- + plankton

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zooplankton (ˌzəʊəˈplæŋktən)
 
n
Compare phytoplankton the animal constituent of plankton, which consists mainly of small crustaceans and fish larvae

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zooplankton   (zō'ə-plāngk'tən)  Pronunciation Key 
Plankton that consists of tiny animals, such as rotifers, copepods, and krill, and of microorganisms once classified as animals, such as dinoflagellates and other protozoans.
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