mycoplasm

noun my·co·plasm \ ˈmīkəˌplazəm \
variants: or less commonly mycoplasma

Definition of mycoplasm

:a hypothetical hibernating form of various fungi (as rusts) in which the fungus protoplasm is intimately fused with that of dormant structures (as seeds) of the host plant

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Origin and Etymology of mycoplasm

New Latin mycoplasma, from myc- + -plasma


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