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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pro·to·plast /ˈprotəˌplæst/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pro·to·plast /ˈprotəˌplæst/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·to·plast n.
 1. The thing first formed; that of which there are subsequent copies or reproductions; the original.
 2. Biol. A first-formed organized body; the first individual, or pair of individuals, of a species.
    A species is a class of individuals, each of which is hypothetically considered to be the descendant of the same protoplast, or of the same pair of protoplasts.   --Latham.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a biological unit consisting of a nucleus and the body of
          cytoplasm with which it interacts [syn: energid]