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  • n. A portion of the cell protoplasm which is the seat of all active changes, and which carries on the function of hereditary transmission; distinguished from the other portion, which is termed nutritive plasma.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That portion of the cell protoplasm which is the seat of all active changes, and which carries on the function of hereditary transmission; -- distinguished from the other portion, which is termed nutritive plasma. See hygroplasm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as germ-plasma.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek proper, peculiar + a form, mould.

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