bathybius

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, from Ancient Greek. Coined by Thomas Henry Huxley.

Noun[edit]

bathybius (uncountable)

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  1. (zoology, obsolete) A gelatinous substance found in mud dredged from the Atlantic and once supposed to be a free living protoplasm, later found to be the result of precipitation.

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