germ plasm


noun
  1. the protoplasm of the germ cells containing the chromosomes.

Origin of germ plasm

1
First recorded in 1885–90

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British Dictionary definitions for germ plasm

germ plasm

noun
    • the part of a germ cell that contains hereditary material; the chromosomes and genes

    • the germ cells collectively: Compare somatoplasm

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