noun Cell Biology.
Related formsso·ma·to·plas·tic, adjective
Examples from the Web for somatoplasm
The somatoplasm can only in the most general way affect the self-perpetuating, close corporation of the germ-plasm.
The somatoplasm arises from, and hence must be regarded as a modification of, the germ-plasm.
In these higher animals this protoplasm is known as germplasm, that in body cells as somatoplasm.Taboo and Genetics|Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
From this point of view every individual consists of only two parts,—germ-plasm and soma or somatoplasm.Applied Eugenics|Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
The germ-plasm can increase indefinitely in the lapse of generations, increase of the somatoplasm is limited.
British Dictionary definitions for somatoplasm
- the protoplasm of a somatic cell
- the somatic cells collectivelyCompare germ plasm