cytoplasmic heredity

noun
variants: or cytoplasmic inheritance

Definition of cytoplasmic heredity

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

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First Known Use of cytoplasmic heredity

1915, in the meaning defined above

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“Cytoplasmic heredity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cytoplasmic%20heredity. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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