cytoplasmic heredity

noun

variants or cytoplasmic inheritance
: the transmission of characters from parent to offspring through the cytoplasm of the germ cell
also : the characters so transmitted compare plasmagene, plastogene

Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cytoplasmic heredity was in 1915

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“Cytoplasmic heredity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cytoplasmic%20heredity. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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