- the cell substance between the cell membrane and the nucleus, containing the cytosol, organelles, cytoskeleton, and various particles.
Origin of cytoplasm
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Cytoplasm: the protoplasm of a cell exclusive of nucleus; the cell body.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
But the demonstration of the cytoplasm in which it was embedded was yet to come.
The acrosome seems to develop directly out of the cytoplasm.Studies in Spermatogenesis
Nettie Maria Stevens
The cytoplasm is uncolored, but may contain some brilliant granules.Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole
Gary N. Calkins
It can develop vacuoles, or rather fine bubbles of carbonic acid gas in its cytoplasm, to float up to the surface of the water.
- the protoplasm of a cell contained within the cell membrane but excluding the nucleus: contains organelles, vesicles, and other inclusions
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Word Origin and History for cytoplasm
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- The protoplasm outside a cell nucleus.
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- The jellylike material that makes up much of a cell inside the cell membrane, and, in eukaryotic cells, surrounds the nucleus. The organelles of eukaryotic cells, such as mitochondria, the endoplasmic reticulum, and (in green plants) chloroplasts, are contained in the cytoplasm. The cytoplasm and the nucleus make up the cell's protoplasm. See more at cell.
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