A mass of live protoplasm which is functionally independent of other living things. An amebic cell.
From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.
Bi"o*plast (?), n. [Gr. life + to form.] Biol.
A tiny mass of bioplasm, in itself a living unit and having formative power, as a living white blood corpuscle; bioblast.
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