abio·​ses·​ton | \ ¦ā-ˌbī-ō-¦se-ˌstän How to pronounce abioseston (audio) \

Definition of abioseston

: 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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“Abioseston.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abioseston. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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