plankter

noun
plank·​ter | \ ˈplaŋ(k)-tər How to pronounce plankter (audio) \

Definition of plankter

: a planktonic organism

First Known Use of plankter

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plankter

Greek planktēr wanderer, from plazesthai

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“Plankter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plankter. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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