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germ plasm

the protoplasm of the germ cells containing the chromosomes.
Origin of germ plasm
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
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germ plasm

  1. the part of a germ cell that contains hereditary material; the chromosomes and genes
  2. the germ cells collectively Compare somatoplasm
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germ plasm in Medicine

germ plasm n.

  1. The cytoplasm of a germ cell, especially that part containing the chromosomes.

  2. Germ cells as distinguished from other body cells.

  3. Hereditary material; genes.

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