Phytoplankton vs Algae - What's the difference?

phytoplankton | algae |


As nouns the difference between phytoplankton and algae

is that phytoplankton is phytoplankton while algae is (alga).

phytoplankton

English

Noun

(wikipedia phytoplankton) (-)
  • plankton which obtain energy by photosynthesis
  • Synonyms

    * microalga

    Derived terms

    * phytoplankton bloom

    algae

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • (alga)
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    alga

    English

    (wikipedia alga)

    Noun

    (algae)
  • (biology) Any of many aquatic photosynthetic organisms, whose size ranges from a single cell to giant kelps and whose form is very diverse; some are eukaryotic and some prokaryotic; includes the seaweeds.
  • Usage notes

    * (term) is a non-standard plural.

    Hyponyms

    * seaweed