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cryoplankton

[krahy-oh-plangk-tuh n]
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noun
  1. plankton that live in the icy waters and meltwaters of glacial or polar areas.
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Origin of cryoplankton

First recorded in 1930–35; cryo- + plankton
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British Dictionary definitions for cryoplankton

cryoplankton

noun
  1. minute organisms, esp algae, living in ice, snow, or icy water
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