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protogonoplasm

Pronunciation: pro'to-gon'o-plazm

Definition: A differentiated mass of cytoplasm in a protozoan, which forms the substance of later developing reproductive bodies.

[proto- + G. gonos, seed, + plasma, a thing formed]

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