Definition of meroplanktonic in English:

meroplanktonic

adjective

Biology
  • Designating or relating to an aquatic organism that spends only part of its life cycle (especially the immature stages) as plankton.

Origin

Late 19th century. From mero- + planktonic, after German meroplanktonisch.

Pronunciation

meroplanktonic

/ˌmɛrə(ʊ)plaŋ(k)ˈtɒnɪk/