Bioblast Defined

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What exactly is a Bioblast?  Read below to learn how this common word is defined in the most popular dictionaries around the world.

 

Oxford Dictionary:

Bioblast – Noun (biology) – a granule of protoplasm thought to be capable of growth and self-reproduction; a minute hypothetical primitive organism, a protobiont.

Origin
Late 19th century. From German Bioblast from bio + -blast.

 

Collins English Dictionary:

Bioblast – Noun (biology) – a very small unit of bioplasm

 

Segen’s Medical Dictionary:

Bioblast – Noun (biology) – a very small unit of bioplasm

(1) A microscopic particle, the modern translation of which may include mitochondrion.
(2) A hypothetical unit of living matter with an autonomous capacity for growth and division, as well as stimulation of cell functions.

 

English Wiktionary:

Bioblast – Noun (biology) – a mass or cell of bioplasm that is a unit of living matter; an independently existing mass of living matter

Origin
bio + -plast.