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hemiplankton

[hem-i-plangk-tuh n] /ˌhɛm ɪˈplæŋk tən/
noun
1.
plankton that spend part of their life cycle in a vegetative state on the sea bottom, riverbed, etc. (opposed to holoplankton).
Origin of hemiplankton
Related forms
hemiplanktonic
[hem-ee-plangk-ton-ik] /ˌhɛm i plæŋkˈtɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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