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 plak-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").