Small crustaceans in the Atlantic ocean, along with eggs, larvae and protozoans are an example of plankton.
Origin of planktonGerman from Classical Greek planktos, wandering from plazesthai, to wander, akin to planan: see planet
Origin of planktonGerman from Greek neuter of planktos wandering from plazein to turn aside ; see plāk-2 in Indo-European roots.
(usually uncountable, plural planktons)
From German Plankton, coined by Viktor Hensen and derived from Ancient Greek Ï€Î»Î±Î³ÎºÏ„ÏŒÏ‚ (planktos, “drifter").