Definition of phytoplankton in English:

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phytoplankton

Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪtəʊˌplaŋ(k)t(ə)n/

noun

[mass noun] Biology
Plankton consisting of microscopic plants.
Example sentences
  • This in turn affects the production of microscopic plants called phytoplankton, which is the main food for the pilchard.
  • This mixing leads to better growing conditions for tiny, free-floating ocean plants called phytoplankton.
  • This contrast may be due in part to differences in generation time between phytoplankton and zooplankton.

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