plankter

[plangk-ter]

noun

any organism that is an element of plankton.

Nearby words

  1. planisphere,
  2. plank,
  3. plank floor,
  4. plank-sheer,
  5. planking,
  6. planktology,
  7. plankton,
  8. planktonic,
  9. planned,
  10. planned economy

Origin of plankter

First recorded in 1935–40, plankter is from the Greek word planktḗr roamer. See plankton

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