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In the terminology of L. S. Beale: a unit of bioplasm as an independently existing entity capable of growth and reproduction; the living part of a cell.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Lionel Smith Beale (1828–1906), physician and microscopist. From bio- + -plast, after bioplasm.
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