abioseston

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

Definition of abioseston

ecology

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of abioseston

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


First Known Use: 1963


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