plasmagene


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plas·ma·gene

(plaz'mă-jēn),
A determinant of an inherited character located in the cytoplasm.
Synonym(s): cytogene
[plasma + gene]
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plasmagene

(plăz′mə-jēn′)
n.
A self-replicating hereditary structure once thought to exist in cytoplasm and function in a manner analogous to, but independent of, chromosomal genes.

plas′ma·gen′ic (-jē′nĭk, -jĕn′ĭk) adj.
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plasmagene

(plăz′mă-jēn″) [″ + Gr. gennan, to produce]
A cytoplasmic hereditary determiner.
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