nannoplankton

noun
nan·​no·​plank·​ton | \ ˌna-nō-ˈplaŋ(k)-tən How to pronounce nannoplankton (audio) , -ˌtän \

Definition of nannoplankton

: the smallest plankton that consists of those organisms (such as bacteria) passing through nets of very fine mesh silk cloth

First Known Use of nannoplankton

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nannoplankton

New Latin, from Greek nanos, nannos dwarf + New Latin plankton plankton

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“Nannoplankton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nannoplankton. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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