protoplasta

Protoplasta

Pro`to*plas"ta\, n. pl. [NL.] (Zo["o]l.) A division of fresh-water rhizopods including those that have a soft body and delicate branched pseudopodia. The genus Gromia is one of the best-known.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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