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- n. Any living matter, but especially germinal or forming matter; matter possessing reproductive vitality; protoplasm, especially in its relation to living processes and development.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A name suggested by Dr. Beale for the germinal matter supposed to be essential to the functions of all living beings; the material through which every form of life manifests itself; unaltered protoplasm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Living and germinal matter; formative, as distinguished from formed, matter.
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