nanoplankton


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nan·o·plank·ton

 (năn′ə-plăngk′tən)
n.
Variant of nannoplankton.

nanoplankton

(ˈnænəʊˌplæŋktən) or

nannoplankton

n
(Zoology) microscopic organisms in plankton

nan•no•plank•ton

or nan•o•plank•ton

(ˌnæn əˈplæŋk tən)

n.
plankton that can pass through fine mesh nets.
[1910–15]
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Planktic foraminifera and calcareous nanoplankton biostratigraphy of the Neogene of Mexico.
The tintinnids are shelled cells that are very diverse but all fill a niche in the pelagic ecosystem as grazers near the base of the food web feeding on nanoplankton, for the most part.