1 : germ cells and their precursors serving as the bearers of heredity and being fundamentally independent of other cells. 2 : the hereditary material of the germ ...
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Dec 22, 2014
The genetic material which forms the physical basis of heredity and which is
transmitted from one generation to the next by
Often used as a synonym to
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 ...
also germ plasm. noun. The genetic material of a species or other related group of organisms, collected for use in study, conservation, and breeding. Germ cells ...