tripton

noun trip·ton \ˈtripˌtän, -ptən\

Definition of tripton

plural

-s

  1. :  suspended nonliving debris (as bits of mineral matter or humus or organic remains) in a body of water — compare plankton, seston

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Origin and Etymology of tripton

German, from Greek, neuter of triptos rubbed, ground, verbal of tribein to rub — more at throw


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