- n. (noun) A hypothetical primordial life-form or chemical precursor to a living organism.
- n. (noun) An artificially-created creature; a Frankenstein's monster.
‘Eobiont’ comes from ‘eo,’ characterized by the earliest appearance of (which comes from the Greek ‘eos,’ dawn), and ‘biont,’ individual organism.
“Perplexingly, Mulisch does not devote much space to Victor's scientific breakthrough, the creation of the 'eobiont,' a living organism produced spontaneously from nonliving matter. The eobiont is Victor's Golem, a new creation of life, and a trespass on Divine authority; thus it should be at the center of Mulisch's fictional web.”
“He is prepared to wait up to 20 years before the cells - known as 'eobiont' cells - emerge from the bubbles on the green slime.”