seston

noun

ses·​ton
ˈseˌstän
plural -s
: minute material moving in water and including both living organisms (such as plankton and nekton) and nonliving matter (such as plant debris or suspended soil particles) see bioseston compare tripton
sestonic
(ˈ)se¦stänik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

German, from Greek sēston, neuter of sēstos, verbal of sēthein to strain, filter

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

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