Definition of nanoplankton in English:

nanoplankton

Syllabification: nan·o·plank·ton
Pronunciation: /ˌnanəˈplaNGktən
 
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noun

Biology
  • Very small unicellular plankton, at the limits of resolution of light microscopy.
    More example sentences
    • Calcareous nannoplankton, although stimulated toward diversification, was obviously less efficient in calcification.
    • Various other occurrences of calcareous nannoplankton, dinocysts and mammals help to correlate relevant units in the three NW European basins.
    • Calcareous nannoplankton is proven to react significantly to changes in environmental conditions, such as surface water temperature, nutrient availability and/or salinity.

Origin

early 20th century: from German, from Greek nanos 'dwarf' + plankton.

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