Definition of phytoplankton in English:

phytoplankton

Syllabification: phy·to·plank·ton
Pronunciation: /ˌfīdōˈplaNGktən
 
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noun

Biology
Plankton consisting of microscopic plants.
More 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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