neuston

noun
neus·​ton | \ˈnü-ˌstän, ˈnyü-\

Definition of neuston 

: minute organisms that float in the surface film of water

First Known Use of neuston

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neuston

German, from Greek, neuter of neustos swimming, from nein to swim — more at natant

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