Definition of Phytoplankton

1. Noun. Photosynthetic or plant constituent of plankton; mainly unicellular algae.

Generic synonyms: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Group relationships: Plankton
Specialized synonyms: Planktonic Algae, Diatom



Definition of Phytoplankton

1. Noun. plankton which obtain energy by photosynthesis ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phytoplankton

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Phytoplankton

1. Small (often microscopic) aquatic plants suspended in water. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phytoplankton

phytophagic
phytophagous
phytophagy
phytopharmaceutical
phytopharmaceuticals
phytophilous
phytophlyctodermatitis
phytophotodermatitis
phytophthora
phytophthoras
phytophysiology
phytopigment
phytopigments
phytoplankter
phytoplankters
phytoplankton (current term)
phytoplankton bloom
phytoplankton blooms
phytoplanktonic
phytoplanktons
phytoplasma
phytoplasmas
phytopneumoconiosis
phytoporphyrin
phytoremediation
phytoremediations
phytosanitary
phytosaur
phytosaurs
phytosemiotic

Literary usage of Phytoplankton

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"During the years of heaviest enrichment, the number of phytoplankton has ... The abundance of phytoplankton has decreased since diversion started. ..."

2. Design, Operation and Training Manual for an Intensive Culture Shrimp Hatchery by Granvil D. Treece, Joe M. Fox (1999)
"Other supplies are: the Center for Culture of Marine phytoplankton (CCMP) in Maine, USA tel. (207) 633- 2173. A two-week notice is required. ..."

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