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

Definition of phytoplankton in English:


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.

Words that rhyme with phytoplankton

capstan • Ashton

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