[puh-rif-i-ton] /pəˈrɪf ɪˌtɒn/

noun, Ecology.
the community of tiny organisms, as protozoans, hydras, insect larvae, and snails, that lives on the surfaces of rooted aquatic plants.
aquatic organisms, such as certain algae, that live attached to rocks or other surfaces


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