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cell sap

  1. the watery fluid within the central vacuole of a plant cell.
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Origin of cell sap

First recorded in 1885–90
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Historical Examples of cell sap

  • Mrs. Dana, in "Plants and her children," uses the term "sweet stuff" for nectar, "watery-broth" for the cell-sap of plants.

    Papers and Proceedings of the Twenty-Third General Meeting of the American Library Association


  • They are found in the cytoplasma, or in the cell-sap, and can be fixed in picric acid and stained in methylene blue.

  • 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

cell sap in Science

cell sap

  1. The liquid contained within a vacuole of a plant cell. See more at vacuole.
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