Definición de plankton en inglés:


Saltos de línea: plank|ton
Pronunciación: /ˈplaŋ(k)t(ə)n
, -tɒn/


[mass noun]
The small and microscopic organisms drifting or floating in the sea or fresh water, consisting chiefly of diatoms, protozoans, small crustaceans, and the eggs and larval stages of larger animals. Many animals are adapted to feed on plankton, especially by filtering the water: prawns change their diet from plant plankton to animal plankton [as modifier]: plankton feeders Compare with nekton.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The dung feeds microscopic plankton, which are consumed by worms and larvae.
  • The significance of this is that other species such as shellfish and crustaceans feeding in plankton could be affected.
  • The young remain in the water column feeding on plankton until they are around 50 mm in length.


late 19th century: from German, from Greek planktos 'wandering', from the base of plazein 'wander'.



Pronunciación: /ˈplaŋ(k)tɪk/
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The younger planktic faunas are typical of the temperate conditions and depths from which the samples were collected.
  • Stable isotopic analyses were conducted on monospecific planktic and benthic foraminifera.
  • Questions arose as to whether cyclocystoids were benthic or planktic, sessile or free living.


Pronunciación: /-ˈtɒnɪk/
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The marine life benefits from planktonic nutrients, which means the area is teeming with both Mediterranean and Atlantic species.
  • This bacterial strategy is reasonable, since the above-mentioned advantage would be lost if the planktonic cell had peritrichous flagella.
  • The depth is recognized as that of the lower photic zone, the reproductive depth for planktonic foraminifera.

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