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holoplankton

[ hol-uh-plangk-tuhn, hoh-luh- ]
/ 藢h蓲l 蓹藞pl忙艐k t蓹n, 藢ho蕣 l蓹- /
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noun
plankton that spend their entire life cycle as free-swimming organisms (opposed to hemiplankton).
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OTHER WORDS FROM holoplankton

hol路o路plank路ton路ic [hol-oh-plangk-ton-ik, hoh-loh-], /藢h蓲l o蕣 pl忙艐k藞t蓲n 瑟k, 藢ho蕣 lo蕣-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for holoplankton

holoplankton
/ (藢h蓲l蓹藞pl忙艐kt蓹n) /

noun
organisms, such as diatoms and algae, that spend all stages of their life cycle as planktonCompare meroplankton
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for holoplankton

holoplankton
[ h艔l鈥采-pl膬ngkt蓹n, h艒鈥瞝蓹- ]

Plankton that remains free-swimming through all stages of its life cycle.
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