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spheroplast

noun sphe·ro·plast \ˈsfir-ə-ˌplast, ˈsfer-\

Definition of SPHEROPLAST

:  a bacterium or yeast cell that is modified (as by enzymatic action) so that there is partial loss of the cell wall and increased osmotic sensitivity
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First Known Use of SPHEROPLAST

circa 1920
Medical Dictionary

spheroplast

noun sphe·ro·plast \ˈsfir-ə-ˌplast, ˈsfer-\

Medical Definition of SPHEROPLAST

:  a bacterium or yeast cell that has been modified by nutritional or environmental factors or by artificial means (as by the use of a lysozyme) and that is characterized by partial loss of the cell wall and by increased osmotic sensitivity

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