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plank·ton

 (plăngk′tən)
n.
The small or microscopic organisms that drift or swim weakly in a body of water, including bacteria, diatoms, jellyfish, and various larvae. Plankton is an important food source for fish and other larger organisms.

[German, from Greek, neuter of planktos, wandering, from plazein, to turn aside; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]

plank·ton′ic (-tŏn′ĭk) adj.

plankton

(ˈplæŋktən)
n
(Biology) the organisms inhabiting the surface layer of a sea or lake, consisting of small drifting plants and animals, such as diatoms. Compare nekton
[C19: via German from Greek planktos wandering, from plazesthai to roam]
planktonic adj

plank•ton

(ˈplæŋk tən)

n.
the aggregate of passively floating, drifting, or somewhat motile organisms occurring in a body of water, primarily comprising microscopic algae and protozoa.
[1890–95; < German < Greek, neuter of planktós drifting, v. adj. of plázesthai to drift, roam, wander]
plank•ton′ic (-ˈtɒn ɪk) adj.

plank·ton

(plăngk′tən)
Small organisms that float or drift in great numbers in bodies of salt or fresh water. Plankton is a primary food source for many animals, and consists of bacteria, protozoans, certain algae, cnidarians, tiny crustaceans such as copepods, and many other organisms.

plankton

Microscopic aquatic organisms that float near the surface of water.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plankton - the aggregate of small plant and animal organisms that float or drift in great numbers in fresh or salt waterplankton - the aggregate of small plant and animal organisms that float or drift in great numbers in fresh or salt water
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
phytoplankton - photosynthetic or plant constituent of plankton; mainly unicellular algae
zooplankton - animal constituent of plankton; mainly small crustaceans and fish larvae
copepod, copepod crustacean - minute marine or freshwater crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thorax; some abundant in plankton and others parasitic on fish
congeries, conglomeration, aggregate - a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together
Translations
كائِنات حَيَّة دَقيقَه
plankton
plankton
plankton
svif
planktonas
planktons
planktón
plânkton

plankton

[ˈplæŋktən] Nplankton m

plankton

[ˈplæŋktən] nplancton mplanned economy néconomie planifiée

plankton

nPlankton nt

plankton

[ˈplæŋktən] nplancton m inv

plankton

(ˈplӕŋktən) noun
very tiny living creatures floating in seas, lakes etc.
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Arthur William Rance, one of the American savants, seated himself in the great gallery, and Monsieur Robert Darzac led Mademoiselle Stangerson into the conservatory.
Rance, who was talking with much animation, his eyes, during the conversation, glowing with a singular brightness.
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Es la base de la vida en las cienegas, lagunas y pantanos al igual que el plancton vegetal es base de la vida en el mar.
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Hasta ahora, los grandes tiempos generacionales, de otros organismos del plancton como los cladoceros, han impedido su cultivo en los sistemas de cultivo continuo.
Bwydo ar y plancton yn nwr y mor mae'r gocosen ac i wneud hyn, mae'n tynnu cerrynt o ddwr y mor drwy'r seiffon i mewn i'w chyfansoddiad, a'i hidlo.
A reserva de bloquear el Tribunal Electoral del Poder Judicial Federal, si este decide ungir a Felipe Calderon, el que ya se considera Presidente Moral de la Republica (AMLO, pues) pretende aguamos las Fiestas Patrias, con nuevos bloqueos: como usted sabe, los peces se alimentan de plancton y el Peje de planc .
En los ambientes oligotroficos, la abundancia de plancton es baja y el zooplancton responde de manera directa a las variaciones del fitoplancton (Infante, 1988; Gonzalez et al.
Por otra parte, al llegar al canal de Yucatan, entre Cuba y Mexico, las corrientes del fondo topan con un umbral y son empujadas a la superficie; se forma asi lo que los oceanografas llaman surgencia, una corriente vertical que arrastra hacia arriba los ricos nutrientes del fondo para fertilizar las microscopicas plantas flotantes que constituyen el plancton y que solo pueden crecer en las capas superiores del oceano, donde reciben la luz solar.
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