planktivorous

adjective
plank·​tiv·​o·​rous | \ (ˈ)plaŋk¦tiv(ə)rəs \

Definition of planktivorous

: feeding on plankton

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History and Etymology for planktivorous

plankton + -vorous

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“Planktivorous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/planktivorous. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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