periplasmodium

noun peri·plasmodium \¦perə+\

Definition of periplasmodium

  1. :  a multinucleate mass of protoplasm in various anthers that surrounds the sporocytes and pollen grains and is formed by fusion of tapetal cells following breakdown of their walls

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Origin and Etymology of periplasmodium

New Latin, from peri- + plasmodium


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