abioseston

noun
abio·ses·ton | \ ¦ā-ˌbī-ō-¦se-ˌstän \

Definition of abioseston 

ecology

: the nonliving constituents of seston : tripton Since many organisms discriminate between particles only on the basis of size, they may also ingest considerable quantities of suspended inorganic particles, or abioseston. —J. H. R. Gee, in Fundamentals of Aquatic Ecology, 1991 — compare bioseston

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First Known Use of abioseston

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abioseston

borrowed from German Abioseston, from a- a- entry 2 + bio- bio- + Seston seston

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