[ zoh-uh-plangk-tuh n ]
/ ˌzoʊ əˈplæŋk tən /
the aggregate of animal or animallike organisms in plankton, as protozoans.
Words nearby zooplankton
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British Dictionary definitions for zooplankton
/ (ˌzəʊəˈplæŋktən) /
the animal constituent of plankton, which consists mainly of small crustaceans and fish larvaeCompare phytoplankton
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Scientific definitions for zooplankton
[ zō′ə-plăngk′tən ]
Plankton that consists of tiny animals, such as rotifers, copepods, and krill, and of microorganisms once classified as animals, such as dinoflagellates and other protozoans.
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