1. phytoplankton

noun. ['ˌfaɪtoʊˈplæŋtən'] photosynthetic or plant constituent of plankton; mainly unicellular algae.


  • plant life
  • diatom
  • flora
  • planktonic algae
  • plant


  • phyto- (English)
  • φυτόν (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • plankton (English)
  • Plankton (German)

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Rhymes with Phytoplankton

  • langton

How do you pronounce phytoplankton?

Pronounce phytoplankton as ˌfaɪtoʊˈplæŋtən.

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Sentences with phytoplankton

1. Noun, singular or mass
In the ocean, phytoplankton are the first course in the food chain.

2. Adjective
When growing conditions are right, phytoplankton multiply quickly through various means of asexual reproduction.