- the movement of protoplasm within a cell.
Origin of cyclosis
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- biology the circulation of cytoplasm or cell organelles, such as food vacuoles in some protozoans
Word Origin for cyclosis
C19: from Greek kuklōsis an encircling, from kukloun to surround, from kuklos circle
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- The streaming rotary motion of protoplasm within certain cells and one-celled organisms.
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