- the inner portion of the cytoplasm of a cell.Compare ectoplasm(def 1).
Origin of endoplasm
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They possess a distinct membrane and an excentric nucleus, and contain numerous yellow pigment-granules in the endoplasm.
The Endoplasm or the intracapsular sarcode exhibits in the greater number of Spumellaria a more or less distinct radial striation.
Differentiation of ectoplasm and endoplasm distinct or wanting.Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole</p>
Gary N. Calkins
This layer is designated the ectoplasm, as distinguished from the remainder of the cell contents, the endoplasm.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology
Charles Bradfield Morrey
Three equal large oil-globules in the endoplasm, corresponding to the three lobes of the porochora.
- cytology the inner cytoplasm in some cells, esp protozoa, which is more granular and fluid than the outer cytoplasmSee ectoplasm (def. 1)
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- A central, less viscous portion of the cytoplasm that is distinguishable in certain cells, especially motile cells and protozoa.
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