the contents of a cell within the cell membrane, considered as a fundamental entity.
the primordial living unit or cell.
a person or thing that is formed first; original; prototype.
the hypothetical first individual or one of the supposed first pair of a species or the like.
- pro·to·plas·tic, adjective
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How to use protoplast in a sentence
For this, the simplest form of the protoplast community is a single pair.Opuscula | Robert Gordon Latham
Verse cxxiv., protoplast, the original, the thing first formed.The Browning Cyclopdia | Edward Berdoe
The differentiation into nucleus and cytoplasm represents a division of labour in the protoplast.Darwin and Modern Science | A.C. Seward and Others
Or, supposing such protoplast pairs to have been numerous, what were the respective original locations of each?Man and His Migrations | R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham
Fortunately the time was already past when protoplast patients were looked upon as something mildly freakish and to be pitied.Man Made | Albert R. Teichner
British Dictionary definitions for protoplast
a unit consisting of the living parts of a cell, including the protoplasm and cell membrane but not the vacuoles or (in plants) the cell wall
- protoplastic, adjective
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