nannoplankton


nan·no·plank·ton

noun \ˌna-nō-ˈplaŋ(k)-tən, -ˌtän\

Definition of NANNOPLANKTON

:  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 plankton
First Known Use: 1912

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