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nannoplankton

[nan-uh-plangk-tuh n]
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noun
  1. the smallest of the microplankton; the aquatic organisms that can pass through fine mesh plankton nets.
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Origin of nannoplankton

1910–15; nanno- + plankton
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nannoplankton

  1. Plankton of minute size, especially plankton composed of organisms measuring from 2 to 20 micrometers.
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