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


New Latin, from bathy- + Greek bios life

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“Bathybius.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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