bathybius

noun

ba·​thyb·​i·​us
-bēəs
plural -es
: a gelatinous substance precipitated by alcohol from mud dredged from the Atlantic and originally regarded as free-living protoplasm but now recognized as a form of calcium sulfate

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from bathy- + Greek bios life

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“Bathybius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bathybius. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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