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neuroplasm

[noo r-uh-plaz-uh m, nyoo r-] /ˈnʊər əˌplæz əm, ˈnyʊər-/
noun, Anatomy.
1.
the cytoplasm of a nerve cell.
Origin of neuroplasm
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95; neuro- + -plasm
Related forms
neuroplasmatic
[noo r-oh-plaz-mat-ik, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊ plæzˈmæt ɪk, ˌnyʊər-/ (Show IPA),
neuroplasmic, adjective
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  • The chemistry of the neuroplasm determines the vital function of the phronema.

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neuroplasm in Medicine

neuroplasm neu·ro·plasm (nur'ə-plāz'əm, nyur'-)
n.
The protoplasm of a neuron.

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