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  • adj. of, or relating to protoplast
  • adj. prototypical

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. First-formed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Protoplasmic; pertaining to or having the character of a protoplast.
  • Specifically, belonging to the Protoplasta.


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  • The prefabricated refinery processed the crumbly stuff, turning it into thick dark bricks of protoplastic, the fodder of their building and pharmaceuticals industry.

    Beowulf's Children

  • His brain had been removed from his old head casing, all nerve connections at the top of the spine cut away with a laser, and submerged in a synthesized protoplastic colloid.

    The Dragon Lensman

  • Her miracles may not have been of the irreducible protoplastic order, but they had been miracles to the practical

    The Spinner's Book of Fiction

  • Not only did my own blood course through the protoplastic but I could feel it doing so.

    Man Made

  • My ribs weren't, though, and a protoplastic casing, exactly like the thoracic cavity, was substituted.

    Man Made

  • He was conscious of a constitutional change sweeping like a tempest over his protoplastic tissue.

    Twenty-One Days in India; and, the Teapot Series

  • "I would I were a protoplastic monad!" may sound very rhythmical, poetical, and all that; but even for a Baboo the aspiration is not an easy one to gratify.

    Twenty-One Days in India; and, the Teapot Series

  • It is a complete organism, protoplastic it may be, with the chlorophyll of age colouring its institutions, but none the less a perfect, living entity.

    Twenty-One Days in India; and, the Teapot Series

  • I left my garden a paradise, as paradises go in this protoplastic world; and when I returned, the trail of the serpent was over it all, so to speak.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • He will not concede to Dr. Haeckel 'that it is a question for the schoolmasters to decide, whether the Darwinian theory of man's descent should be at once laid down as the basis of instruction, and the protoplastic soul be assumed as the foundation of all ideas concerning spiritual being.'

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2


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