psammon etymology

English word psammon comes from English -on, English psammo- (Pertaining to sand.)

Detailed word origin of psammon

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-on English (eng) (biology, genetics) Forming names of things considered as basic or fundamental units, such as codon or recon.. (chemistry) Forming names of noble gases and certain nonmetal elements (such as boron or silicon).. (physics, maths, and, biology) Forming nouns denoting subatomic particles (proton), quanta (photon), molecular units (codon), or substances (interferon).
psammo- English (eng) Pertaining to sand.
psammon English (eng) (ecology) The community of organisms living in the sandy, moist habitat along a shoreline.

Words with the same origin as psammon

Descendants of -on
Bohr magneton antineoplaston baryon baryonless boron boson caron encephalon energon interferon klepton leptoproduction multiexon neutron neutronic nylon photon photonic pion polaron psychon renormalon tachyon texton trion
Descendants of psammo-
mesopsammon psammaquent psammophilic psammophilous psammophyte psammoxenic