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nannoplankton

[ nan-uh-plangk-tuhn ]
/ ˌnæn əˈplæŋk tən /
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noun
the smallest of the microplankton; the aquatic organisms that can pass through fine mesh plankton nets.
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Also na·no·plank·ton [nan-uh-plangk-tuhn, ney-nuh‐] /ˌnæn əˈplæŋk tən, ˌneɪ nə‐/ .

Origin of nannoplankton

1910–15; nanno- + plankton

Words nearby nannoplankton

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Scientific definitions for nannoplankton

nannoplankton

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