from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Manufacturing proteids out of inorganic matter, in the way that is characteristic of plants.
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Monera like the Chromacea, structureless green particles of plasm; afterwards real nucleated cells (first plasmodomous Protophyta, like the Palmella; then plasmophagous Protozoa, like the Amoeba).
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