pleuston

noun
pleus·ton | \ ˈplü-stən , -ˌstän \

Definition of pleuston 

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

Other words from pleuston

pleustonic \plü-ˈstä-nik \ adjective

First Known Use of pleuston

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pleuston

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

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