Definition of Pleuston

1. Noun. (uncountable ecology) The organisms that live floating at the surface of water. ¹



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Definition of Pleuston

1. aquatic vegetation [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pleuston

pleuropneumonias
pleuroptera
pleuropulmonary
pleuroscopy
pleurosigma
pleurostea
pleurosteon
pleurothallis
pleurothotonos
pleurothotonus
pleurotoma
pleurotomy
pleurotyphoid
pleurovisceral
pleuræ
pleuston (current term)
pleustonic
pleustons
plevin
plevins
plew
plews
plex
plexal
plexectomy
plexes
plexiform
plexiform layer
plexiform layer of cerebral cortex
plexiform layers of retina

Literary usage of Pleuston

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"These include plants of the plankton, or micro- thai float free on water, of the pleuston, or macrophytes float on or are suspended in water, ..."

2. Biologisches Zentralblatt by Isidor Rosenthal (1903)
"Als pleuston wird diejenige Flora bezeichnet, welche nicht ... Im Bodensee gehören zum pleuston nur Utricularia, Cerato- phyllum und in sehr geringer ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"These include plants of the plankton, or micro- thai float free on water, of the pleuston, or macrophytes float on or are suspended in water, ..."

4. Biologisches Zentralblatt by Isidor Rosenthal (1903)
"Als pleuston wird diejenige Flora bezeichnet, welche nicht ... Im Bodensee gehören zum pleuston nur Utricularia, Cerato- phyllum und in sehr geringer ..."

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