Each one is simply a specially contractile continuation of the protoplasm of the cell-body.
He might as well have asked me my grandmother's opinion of protoplasm.
By "matter" he did not mean to specialise rocks any more than protoplasm or ether.
These are two "cells," or masses of protoplasm, adhering to each other.
If the phenomena exhibited by water are its properties, so are those presented by protoplasm, living or dead, its properties.
If the pleasure fails, the very substance and protoplasm of beauty is wanting.
The remainder of the protoplasm probably becomes fluid, and afterwards forms the plasma in which the corpuscles float.
First: What corresponds to the protoplasm in the spiritual sphere?
A cell consists of a mass of protoplasm, generally enclosed in a cell membrane, and containing a nucleus and nucleolus.
The protoplasm in man has a something in addition to its instincts or its habits.
1848, from German Protoplasma (1846), used by German botanist Hugo von Mohl (1805-1872), on notion of "first-formed," from Greek proto- "first" (see proto-) + plasma "something molded" (see -plasm).
The word was in Late Latin with a sense of "first created thing," and it might have existed in ecclesiastical Greek in a different sense. It was used 1839 by Czech physiologist Johannes Evangelista Purkinje (1787-1869) to denote the gelatinous fluid found in living tissue. The modern meaning is a refinement of this. This word prevailed, though German language purists preferred Urschleim "original mucus."
protoplasm pro·to·plasm (prō'tə-plāz'əm)
The complex, semifluid, translucent substance that constitutes the living matter of plant and animal cells and manifests the essential life functions of a cell. Composed of proteins, fats, and other molecules suspended in water, it includes the nucleus and cytoplasm.