phytoplankter

noun
phy·​to·​plank·​ter | \ ˌfī-tō-ˈplaŋ(k)-tər How to pronounce phytoplankter (audio) \

Definition of phytoplankter

: a planktonic plant

First Known Use of phytoplankter

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phytoplankter

phyto- + plankter, after zooplankter

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“Phytoplankter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phytoplankter. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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