Definition of phytoplankton in English:

phytoplankton

Line breaks: phyto|plank¦ton
Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪtəʊˌplaŋ(k)t(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun] Biology
  • Plankton consisting of microscopic plants.
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    • 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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