Bioplasm
Bioplasm Bi"o*plasm (b[imac]"[-o]*pl[a^]z'm), n. [Gr. bi`os life + pla`sma form, mold, fr. pla`ssein to mold.] (Biol.) A name suggested by Dr. Beale for the germinal matter supposed to be essential to the functions of all living beings; the material through which every form of life manifests itself; unaltered protoplasm. [1913 Webster]

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  • bioplasm — [bī′ō plaz΄əm] n. living matter; protoplasm * * * …   Universalium

  • bioplasm — [bī′ō plaz΄əm] n. living matter; protoplasm …   English World dictionary

  • bioplasm —   n. living protoplasm.    ♦ bioplasmic, a.    ♦ bioplast, n. minute portion of bioplasm …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • bioplasm — n. [Gr. bios, life; plassein, to mold] Protoplasm …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • bioplasm — noun Any living matter, but especially germinal or forming matter; matter possessing reproductive vitality; protoplasm, especially in its relation to living processes and development. See Also: bioplasmic, paraplasm …   Wiktionary

  • bioplasm — Protoplasm, especially in its relation to living processes and development. [bio + G. plasma, thing formed] …   Medical dictionary

  • bioplasm — n. matter, stuff, substance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bioplasm — n. Germinal matter …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • bioplasm — bi·o·plasm …   English syllables

  • bioplasm — /ˈbaɪoʊplæzəm/ (say buyohplazuhm) noun → protoplasm …   Australian English dictionary

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