minute organisms, as mosquito larvae, existing in or dependent upon the surface film of a body of water
Origin of neustonGr, neuter of neustos, swimming (verbal of nein, to swim from Indo-European an unverified form (s)neu-, variant, variety of an unverified form (s)na-, from source natant)
The collection of microscopic and small organisms that inhabit the region on or just below the surface of a body of water.
Origin of neustonGreek neuston neuter of neustos swimming from nein to swim ; see (s)nāu- in Indo-European roots.
From Ancient Greek Î½ÎµÏ…ÏƒÏ„ÏŒÏ‚ (neustos, “swimming").