Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A collective term for the theories that assume that living protoplasm is made up of a great number of excessively minute units, or biomolecules, each endowed with the peculiar properties of living substance, namely, assimilation, growth, and reproduction.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.