bathybius

noun
ba·​thyb·​i·​us | \ -bēəs \
plural -es

Definition of bathybius

: 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

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History and Etymology for bathybius

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 21 Oct. 2021.

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