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 Ecology1991
— compare bioseston

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Origin and Etymology of abioseston

borrowed from German Abioseston, from a-2a- + bio-bio- + Sestonseston


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