nekton

noun
nek·ton | \ˈnek-tən, -ˌtän\

Definition of nekton 

: free-swimming aquatic animals essentially independent of wave and current action

Other Words from nekton

nektonic \nek-ˈtä-nik \ adjective

First Known Use of nekton

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nekton

German Nekton, from Greek nēkton, neuter of nēktos swimming, from nēchein to swim — more at natant

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