Definition of plasmagene in English:

plasmagene

noun

Biology
  • In some theories: an entity in the cytoplasm of a cell which carries genetic information that can pass to the next generation.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Cyril Darlington (1903–1981), cytogeneticist and evolutionist. From plasma + gene.

Pronunciation

plasmagene

/ˈplazmədʒiːn/