[ sahy-kloh-sis ]
/ saɪˈkloʊ sɪs /
noun, plural cy·clo·ses [sahy-kloh-seez] /saɪˈkloʊ siz/. Biology.
the movement of protoplasm within a cell.
Origin of cyclosis
Related formspseu·do·cy·clo·sis, noun, plural pseu·do·cy·clo·ses.
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British Dictionary definitions for cyclosis
/ (saɪˈkləʊsɪs) /
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
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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Medicine definitions for cyclosis
[ sī-klō′sĭs ]
n. pl. cy•clo•ses (-sēz)
The streaming rotary motion of protoplasm within certain cells and one-celled organisms.
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