a biological unit consisting of a nucleus and the body of cytoplasm with which it interacts
A prototype or archetype.
The contents of a plant cell.
the thing first formed; that of which there are subsequent copies or reproductions; the original
a first-formed organized body; the first individual, or pair of individuals, of a species
Origin: [L. protoplastus the first man, Gr. formed or created first; first + formed, fr. to form.]
Protoplast, from the ancient Greek πρῶτον + verb πλάθω or πλάττω, initially referred to the first organized body of a species. Protoplast has several biological definitions: ⁕A protoplast is a plant, bacterial or fungal cell that had its cell wall completely or partially removed using either mechanical or enzymatic means. ⁕Protoplasts: Have their cell wall entirely removed ⁕Spheroplasts: Have their cell wall only partially removed ⁕More generally protoplast refers to that unit of biology which is composed of a cell's nucleus and the surrounding protoplasmic materials.
The numerical value of protoplast in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of protoplast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Images & Illustrations of protoplast
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for protoplast
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for protoplast »
Find a translation for the protoplast definition in other languages:
Select another language: