Definition of cytode in US English:

cytode

noun

Biology
  • Especially in the terminology of Haeckel: a cell-like mass of protoplasm lacking a nucleus, believed to be the most primitive form of living organism. Now historical.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science. From cyto- + -ode, after German Cytode.

Pronunciation

cytode

/ˈsʌɪtəʊd/