zooplankton


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zo·o·plank·ton

 (zō′ə-plăngk′tən)
n.
Plankton that consists of animals, including copepods, rotifers, jellyfish, and the larvae of sessile animals such as coral and sea anemones.

zo′o·plank·ton′ic (-tŏn′ĭk) adj.

zooplankton

(ˌzəʊəˈplæŋktən)
n
(Zoology) the animal constituent of plankton, which consists mainly of small crustaceans and fish larvae. Compare phytoplankton

zo•o•plank•ton

(ˌzoʊ əˈplæŋk tən)

n.
the aggregate of animal or animallike organisms in plankton. Compare phytoplankton.
[1900–05]

zo·o·plank·ton

(zō′ə-plăngk′tən)
Plankton that consists of tiny animals, such as rotifers, copepods, and krill, and of microorganisms once classified as animals, such as dinoflagellates and other protozoans.

zooplankton

A type of plankton consisting of small animals, such as corals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zooplankton - animal constituent of planktonzooplankton - animal constituent of plankton; mainly small crustaceans and fish larvae
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
plankton - the aggregate of small plant and animal organisms that float or drift in great numbers in fresh or salt water
Translations
zooplancton

zooplankton

[ˌzəʊəʊˈplæŋktən] Nzooplancton m
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