cytode

noun
cy·tode | \ˈsīˌtōd\
plural -s

Definition of cytode 

1 : an anucleate mass of protoplasm

2 : an organism normally assuming the form of a cytode (as a bacterium)

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First Known Use of cytode

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cytode

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

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