protoblast

noun pro·to·blast \ˈprōtəˌblast\

Definition of protoblast

  1. 1 :  a naked cell without a cell wall

  2. 2 :  a blastomere of the segmenting egg that is the parent cell of a definite part or organ

protoblastic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of protoblast

International Scientific Vocabulary prot- + -blast; probably originally formed in German


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