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germplasm

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noun germ·plasm \ˈjərm-ˌpla-zəm\

Definition of germplasm

  1. 1 :  germ cells and their precursors serving as the bearers of heredity and being fundamentally independent of other cells

  2. 2 :  the hereditary material of the germ cells :  genes



1889

First Known Use of germplasm

1889


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