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nectozooid, nectozoid (s) (noun); nectozooids; nectozoids (pl)
An organism that inhabits the middle depths of the sea: The nectozooids are neither the benthos, which are animals and plants living on the bottom of a sea or lake, nor the plankton or the animal and plant life, mostly microscopic, which generally floats and drifts near the surface of a lake, river, or sea.