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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.
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(Zoology) the animal constituent of plankton, which consists mainly of small crustaceans and fish larvae. Compare phytoplankton
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zo•o•plank•ton(ˌzoʊ əˈplæŋk tən)
the aggregate of animal or animallike organisms in plankton. Compare phytoplankton.
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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.
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A type of plankton consisting of small animals, such as corals.
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|Noun||1.||zooplankton - 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
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zooplankton[ˌzəʊəʊˈplæŋktən] N → zooplancton m
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