plankter

noun

plank·​ter ˈplaŋ(k)-tər How to pronounce plankter (audio)
: a planktonic organism

Word History

Etymology

Greek planktēr wanderer, from plazesthai

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plankter was in 1935

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“Plankter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plankter. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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