biophore

noun
bi·​o·​phore | \ ˈbī-ə-ˌfō(ə)r, -ˌfȯ(ə)r How to pronounce biophore (audio) \

Medical Definition of biophore

: the ultimate supramolecular vital unit in August Weismann's theory of life processes that is conceived as the basic building block of living structures — see determinant sense 1a

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“Biophore.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/biophore. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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