Neuston meaning

no͝ostŏn, nyo͝o-
The collection of microscopic and small organisms that inhabit the region on or just below the surface of a body of water.
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Minute organisms, as mosquito larvae, existing in or dependent upon the surface film of a body of water.
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The collection of microscopic and small organisms that inhabit the region on or just below the surface of a body of water.
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(biology) All the organisms that live at the surface of water.
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Origin of neuston

  • Greek neuston neuter of neustos swimming from nein to swim (s)nāu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek νευστός (neustos, “swimming").

    From Wiktionary