Cytode

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cytode (Biol) A nonnucleated mass of protoplasm, the supposed simplest form of independent life differing from the amoeba, in which nuclei are present.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cytode In biology: A term applied by Haeckel to a unicellular organism or element which has the value of a simple cell, but possesses no distinct nucleus.
    • n cytode A cell in general.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ky`tos hollow vessel, from . See Cyst

Usage

In literature:

This group of very simple forms includes many of Haeckel's Monera, defined as "cytodes," masses of protoplasm without a nucleus.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 6" by Various
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