mesoplankton

[mez-uh-plangk-tuh n, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]

noun

plankton that live at middle depths.
planktonic organisms between 0.04 and 0.4 inches (1 mm and 1 cm) in length.

Nearby words

  1. mesophilous,
  2. mesophlebitis,
  3. mesophryon,
  4. mesophyll,
  5. mesophyte,
  6. mesoporphyrin,
  7. mesopotamia,
  8. mesopotamian,
  9. mesorchium,
  10. mesorectum

Origin of mesoplankton

First recorded in 1895–1900; meso- + plankton

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