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)nau- in Indo-European roots.
From Ancient Greek Î½ÎµÏ…ÏƒÏ„ÏŒÏ‚ (neustos, “swimming").