Definition of bacterioplankton in English:

bacterioplankton

noun

Microbiology
  • Plankton consisting of bacteria.

Pronunciation

bacterioplankton

/bakˌtɪərɪə(ʊ)ˈplaŋ(k)tən/ /bakˈtɪərɪə(ʊ)ˌplaŋ(k)tən/

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Nature: a weekly journal of science.