noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1897 planktonic plant life • phytoplanktonic adjective

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  • Phytoplankton — are the autotrophic component of the plankton community. The name comes from the Greek words phyton , or plant , and πλαγκτος ( planktos ), meaning wanderer or drifter . [cite book last = Thurman first = H. V. year = 1997 title = Introductory… …   Wikipedia

  • Phytoplankton — Der Begriff Phytoplankton (altgriechisch φυτόν phytón „Pflanze“; altgriechisch πλαγκτόν planktón; wörtlich: „Pflanzen Plankton“) bezeichnet photoautotrophes Plankton, vor allem bestehend aus Kieselalgen (Bacillariophyta), Grünalgen,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Phytoplankton — Phytoplankton, Schwebeflora der Gewässer, s. Plankton …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Phytoplankton — ⇒ Plankton …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • phytoplankton — 1897, from PHYTO (Cf. phyto ) + PLANKTON (Cf. plankton) …   Etymology dictionary

  • phytoplankton — ► NOUN Biology ▪ plankton consisting of microscopic plants. ORIGIN from Greek phuton a plant …   English terms dictionary

  • phytoplankton — [fīt΄ō plaŋk′tən] n. [ PHYTO + PLANKTON] plankton consisting of plants, as algae phytoplanktonic [fīt΄ə plaŋk′tän′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • phytoplankton — /fuy teuh plangk teuhn/, n. the aggregate of plants and plantlike organisms in plankton. Cf. zooplankton. [1895 1900; PHYTO + PLANKTON] * * * Flora of freely floating, often minute organisms that drift with water currents. Like land vegetation,… …   Universalium

  • Phytoplankton — fitoplanktonas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Vandenyje skendinčių augalinių organizmų (žaliadumblių, titnagdumblių ir kt.) visuma. Tai deguonies ir organinių medžiagų šaltinis kitiems vandens organizmams. atitikmenys: angl …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • phytoplankton — plant plankton; minute, floating aquatic plants …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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