planktology

n.

1892, from German planktologie (1891); see plankton + -logy. The native formation planktonology (1896) is less common.


Nearby words

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

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