Zooplankton



the aggregate of animal or animallike organisms in , as protozoans.
noun
the animal constituent of plankton, which consists mainly of small crustaceans and fish larvae Compare phytoplankton
n.

1901, from comb. form of Greek zoion “animal” (see zoo) + plankton.
zooplankton
(zō’ə-plāngk’tən)
Plankton that consists of tiny animals, such as rotifers, copepods, and krill, and of microorganisms once classified as animals, such as dinoflagellates and other protozoans.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Zoosemiotics

    the study of the sounds and signals used in animal communication, as song in birds or tail-wagging in dogs.

  • Zoosperm

    Botany, Mycology Archaic. . Zoology, . noun another word for spermatozoon



  • Zoosporangium

    a or spore case in which zoospores are produced. Historical Examples The oospore on germination usually gives origin to a zoosporangium, but may form directly a germ tube which infects the host. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3 Various noun (pl) -gia (-dʒɪə) (botany) a sporangium that produces zoospores zoosporangium (zō’ə-spə-rān’jē-əm) Plural zoosporangia […]

  • Zoospore

    Botany, Mycology. an asexual produced by certain algae and some fungi, capable of moving about by means of flagella. Zoology. any of the minute motile flagelliform or ameboid bodies that issue from the sporocyst of certain protozoans. noun an asexual spore of some algae and fungi that moves by means of flagella one of several […]



Disclaimer: Zooplankton definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.