eobiont

noun

a hypothetical chemical precursor of a living cell

Nearby words

  1. eo ipso,
  2. eo nomine,
  3. eo-,
  4. eoanthropus,
  5. eob,
  6. eoc,
  7. eocene,
  8. eod,
  9. eoe,
  10. eof

Word Origin for eobiont

C20: from eo- + Greek biōnt stem of present participle of biōn to live, from bios life

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