Examples of plankton in a Sentence
fish that feed mainly on plankton
Recent Examples of plankton from the Web
Falling leaves near coastlines leach acids into the ocean, stimulating the growth of plankton, which in turn increases the yields of fish and oysters.
Diffusion spread the iron beyond the monitored test zone, and the patch was so small that plankton grazers swooped in freely from the sides, gobbling up the green buffet.
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Origin and Etymology of plankton
German, from Greek, neuter of planktos drifting, from plazesthai to wander, drift, middle voice of plazein to drive astray; akin to Latin plangere to strike — more at plaint
First Known Use: 1889
PLANKTON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of plankton for English Language Learners
: the very small animal and plant life in an ocean, lake, etc.
PLANKTON Defined for Kids
Definition of plankton for Students
: the tiny floating plants and animals of a body of water
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