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Medical Term:

protoplast

Pronunciation: pro'to-plast

Definition:

  1. Archaic term meaning the first individual of a type or race.
  2. A bacterial cell from which the rigid cell wall has been completely removed; the bacterium loses its characteristic form.

[proto- + G. plastos, formed]

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