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cell sap

the watery fluid within the central vacuole of a plant cell.
Origin of cell sap
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It then passes into the cells by osmosis, and there becomes part of the cell sap.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
  • This fluid, which in most cells is colorless, is called the cell sap, and is composed mainly of water.

  • Here we have a mass of protoplasm with a nucleus (n) and cavities (vacuoles, v) filled with cell sap, but no cell wall.

  • The cell sap, which partly fills the interior of the root hair, is a fluid of greater density than the water outside in the soil.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
cell sap in Science
cell sap  
The liquid contained within a vacuole of a plant cell. See more at vacuole.
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