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  1. genetics the sum total of plasmagenes in a cell
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Word Origin

C20: from German, from Greek plasma. See plasma
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Historical Examples

  • There were, however, a loaf and butter and plasmon biscuits on the sideboard.

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    Mary Cholmondeley

  • There was Plasmon, that "panacea for all human ills which osteopathy could not reach."

  • Plasmon biscuit was made of the best flour mixed with 30 per cent.

  • The rations were found sufficient, but the plasmon biscuits were so hard that they had to be broken with a geological hammer.

  • MacAlister, who was deeply interested in the plasmon fortunes, was anxious to get the product adopted by the army.

plasmon in Medicine


  1. The aggregate of cytoplasmic or extranuclear genetic material in an organism.
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