germplasm

noun germ·plasm \ ˈjərm-ˌpla-zəm \

Definition of germplasm

1 : germ cells and their precursors serving as the bearers of heredity and being fundamentally independent of other cells
2 : the hereditary material of the germ cells : genes

First Known Use of germplasm

1889


Medical Dictionary

germplasm

noun germ·plasm \ ˈjərm-ˌpla-zəm \
variants: also germ plasm

medical Definition of germplasm

1 : germ cells and their precursors serving as the bearers of heredity and being fundamentally independent of other cells
2 : the hereditary material of the germ cells : genes

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