protoplast

noun pro·to·plast \ ˈprō-tə-ˌplast \

Definition of protoplast

1 : one that is formed first : prototype
2 : a plant cell that has had its cell wall removed; also : the nucleus, cytoplasm, and plasma membrane of a cell as distinguished from inert walls and inclusions

Origin and Etymology of protoplast

Middle French protoplaste, from Late Latin protoplastus first human, from Greek prōtoplastos first formed, from prōt- prot- + plastos formed, from plassein to mold — more at plaster


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protoplast

noun pro·to·plast \ ˈprōt-ə-ˌplast \

medical Definition of protoplast

: the nucleus, cytoplasm, and plasma membrane of a cell as distinguished from inert walls and inclusions

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