nannoplankton

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noun nan·no·plank·ton \ˌna-nō-ˈplaŋ(k)-tən, -ˌtän\

Definition of nannoplankton

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

Origin and Etymology of nannoplankton

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


First Known Use: 1912


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