Definition of meroplankton in English:

meroplankton

noun

Biology
  • Aquatic organisms that spend only part of their life cycle as plankton; meroplanktonic organisms collectively.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Science. From mero- + plankton, after meroplanktonic.

Pronunciation

meroplankton

/ˈmɛrə(ʊ)plaŋ(k)tən/