nekton

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Coined in 1890 by Ernst Haeckel, from Greek νηκτόν (nēktón), "the swimming". (See Wikipedia.)

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nekton (countable and uncountable, plural nektons)

  1. (zoology) All organisms in the ocean that are capable of swimming independently of currents.

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