Brat Farrar (bratfarrar) wrote,
Brat Farrar
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word of the week: bathybius

bathybius
n. A name given by Prof. Huxley to a gelatinous substance found in mud dredged from the Atlantic and preserved in alcohol. He supposed that it was free living protoplasm, covering a large part of the ocean bed. It is now known that the substance is of chemical, not of organic, origin.


this possibly owes a fair bit to the cat in the hat
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