cytode

noun

cy·​tode
ˈsīˌtōd
plural -s
1
: an anucleate mass of protoplasm
2
: an organism normally assuming the form of a cytode (as a bacterium)

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary cyt- + -ode (from Greek -ōdēs like); originally formed as German zytode

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cytode was in 1869

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“Cytode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cytode. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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