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pe•riph•y•ton



Pronunciation: (pu-rif'i-ton"), [key]
n. Ecol.
the community of tiny organisms, as protozoans, hydras, insect larvae, and snails, that lives on the surfaces of rooted aquatic plants.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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