[ puh-rif-i-ton ]
/ pəˈrɪf ɪˌtɒn /
the community of tiny organisms, as protozoans, hydras, insect larvae, and snails, that lives on the surfaces of rooted aquatic plants.
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OTHER WORDS FROM periphytonper·i·phyt·ic [per-uh-fit-ik], /ˌpɛr əˈfɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for periphyton
/ (pəˈrɪfɪˌtɒn) /
aquatic organisms, such as certain algae, that live attached to rocks or other surfaces
Word Origin for periphyton
C20: from Greek, from peri- + phutos, from phuein to grow
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