germplasm


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germplasm

also

germ plasm

(jûrm′plăz′əm)
n.
1. The genetic material of a species or other related group of organisms, collected for use in study, conservation, and breeding.
2. Germ cells as distinguished from other body cells.
3. The hereditary material of a germ cell.