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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New Latin, from bathy- + Greek bios life

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