Meaning of “plankton” in the English Dictionary

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"plankton" in British English

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planktonnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈplæŋk.tən/ us /ˈplæŋk.tən/

very small plants and animals that float on the surface of the sea and on which other sea animals feed

(Definition of “plankton” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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planktonnoun [ U ]

/ˈplæŋk·tən/

biology, earth science very small organisms that float in water, esp. near the surface, and are food for fish and other animals that live in water

(Definition of “plankton” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)