from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The plasm or protoplasm of the body-cells of an organism, in contradistinction to the reproductive plasma of the germ-cells.
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The notion of the absolute and permanent independence of the germ-plasm, as distinguished from the soma-plasm, is purely speculative; as is also the theory of germinal selection.
The environment modifies only the soma-plasm, the organs and tissues of the body.