pleuston

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noun pleus·ton \ˈplü-stən, -ˌstän\

Definition of pleuston

  1. :  organisms living in the thin surface layer existing at the air-water interface of a body of water

pleustonic

play \plü-ˈstä-nik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of pleuston

International Scientific Vocabulary pleus- (irregular from Greek plein to sail, float) + -on (as in plankton)


First Known Use: 1943


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