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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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Mi fydd y larfa sy'n datblygu o'r wyau yn y plancton am tua thair wythnos ac wedyn yn setlo ar wely'r mor.
El plancton estuvo constituido por larvas de crustaceos decapodos y copepodos calanoides.
Estudo do crescimento populacional de tres especies zooplanctonicas em laboratorio e o uso do plancton na alimentacao de alevinos de Oreochromis niloticus (tilapia) e Astyanax scabripinis paranae (lambari).
Hasta el presente, se han reportado algunos casos de cultivo viable de este patogeno a partir de muestras de aguas residuales, agua marina y asociado al plancton, confirmando la presencia de H.
Mae ffrwythloni'n digwydd yn nwr y mor pan fydd yr had a'r wyau wedi'u gollwng i'r mor, a'r larfa bach cefnforol yn datblygu yn y plancton.
Estos entes, que habitan los oceanos, tambien llamados tunicates y chorros marinos, corresponden al Phylum Chordata, al cual tambien pertenecemos los seres humanos; son sesiles y se fijan a las piedras o conchas, a diferencia de otros tunicados que nadan libres formando parte del plancton.
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.
La alta frecuencia de ocurrencia (>84%) en todos los cruceros, seria producto de la correspondencia de la epoca de eclosion con la epoca de muestreo y tiempo de permanencia de las larvas en el plancton (Varisco & Vinuesa, 2007).
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.