holoplankton

noun

hol·​o·​plank·​ton
ˌhälōˈplaŋktən,
ˌhōl-
: plankton composed of organisms that pass their whole life floating, drifting, or swimming weakly in the water compare hemiplankton
holoplanktonic
¦⸗⸗(ˌ)plaŋk¦tänik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary hol- + plankton

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“Holoplankton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holoplankton. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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