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[sahy-tuh-sawl, -sol] /ˈsaɪ təˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl/
noun, Cell Biology.
the water-soluble components of cell cytoplasm, constituting the fluid portion that remains after removal of the organelles and other intracellular structures.
Origin of cytosol
1965-70; cyto- + sol(ution), on the model of hydrosol, etc.
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[sahy-tuh-sol-ik] /ˌsaɪ təˈsɒl ɪk/ (Show IPA),
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British Dictionary definitions for cytosolic


the solution of proteins and metabolites inside a biological cell, in which the organelles are suspended
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cytosolic in Medicine

cytosol cy·to·sol (sī'tə-sôl')
The fluid component of cytoplasm, excluding organelles and the insoluble, usually suspended, cytoplasmic components.

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cytosolic in Science
  (sī'tə-sôl', -sŏl')   
The fluid component of cytoplasm, containing the insoluble, suspended cytoplasmic components. In prokaryotes, all chemical reactions take place in the cytosol. In eukaryotes, the cytosol surrounds the organelles.
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