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noun
the protoplasm of the germ cells containing the chromosomes.
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Origin of germ plasm

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for germ plasm

germ plasm

noun
  1. the part of a germ cell that contains hereditary material; the chromosomes and genes
  2. the germ cells collectivelyCompare somatoplasm
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