eobiont

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

eo- +‎ -biont

Noun[edit]

eobiont (plural eobionts)

  1. a hypothetical primordial life-form or chemical precursor to a living organism
  2. an artificially created creature; a Frankenstein's monster

Quotations[edit]

  • 1993, Manfred Eigen, Ruthild Winkler, Laws of the Game [1]
    Only when “eobionts”—primordial organisms equipped with a primitive metabolism—began to multiply efficiently was this material used up.
  • 2003, Michael Cronin, Translation and Globalization [2]
    In the Dutch novelist Harry Mulisch’s The Procedure, the protagonist Victor Werker is the creator of artificial life in the form of the Eobiont (Mulisch 2001).