- Plankton are all of the small microscopic organisms that float in the ocean, sea or other bodies of salt or fresh water.
Small crustaceans in the Atlantic ocean, along with eggs, larvae and protozoans are an example of plankton.
plankton definition by Webster's New World
Origin: German ; from Classical Greek planktos, wandering ; from plazesthai, to wander, akin to planan: see planet
- planktonic adjective
plankton definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: German, from Greek, neuter of planktos, wandering, from plazein, to turn aside; see plāk-2 in Indo-European roots.
- plank·tonˈic adjective
plankton - Science Definition