- the watery fluid within the central vacuole of a plant cell.
Origin of cell sap
First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for cell sap
Mrs. Dana, in "Plants and her children," uses the term "sweet stuff" for nectar, "watery-broth" for the cell-sap of plants.
They are found in the cytoplasma, or in the cell-sap, and can be fixed in picric acid and stained in methylene blue.The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity
Charles Sumner Boyer
Maltose rarely occurs as such in plants, although its presence in the cell-sap of leaves has sometimes been reported.The Chemistry of Plant Life
Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
- The liquid contained within a vacuole of a plant cell. See more at vacuole.
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