nan·no·plank·ton noun \ˌna-nō-ˈplaŋ(k)-tən, -ˌtän\
: the smallest plankton that consists of those organisms (as bacteria) passing through nets of very fine mesh silk cloth
Origin of NANNOPLANKTON
New Latin, from Greek nanos, nannos
dwarf + New Latin plankton
First Known Use: 1912
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