noun \ˈnü-ˌstän, ˈnyü-\

Definition of NEUSTON

:  minute organisms that float in the surface film of water

Origin of NEUSTON

German, from Greek, neuter of neustos swimming, from nein to swim — more at natant
First Known Use: 1928


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