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nanoplankton Syllabification: nan·o·plank·ton
Pronunciation: /ˌnanōˈplaNGktən/

Definition of nanoplankton in English:


Very small unicellular plankton, at the limits of resolution of light microscopy.
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.


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

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