Definitions

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  • n. An aggregation of organic molecules, surrounded by a membrane, that abiotically coalesces into resemblances of living matter; thought to be the precursors of prokaryotic cells

Etymologies

proto- + -biont (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The first protobiont/progenote would have been smaller still [4], and preceded by even simpler chemical systems [3, 10, 11, 15].

    The Memory Hole

  • If you would like to continue the discussion…tell me if you honestly believe that life started from simple chemicals to polymers to replicating polymers to hypercycle to protobiont to bacteria?

    Teach Both Sides. Really. - The Panda's Thumb

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