cytoplasm [ sahy-t uh-plaz- uh m ] SHOW IPA / ˈsaɪ təˌplæz əm / PHONETIC RESPELLING EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Cell Biology the cell substance between the cell membrane and the nucleus, containing the cytosol, organelles, cytoskeleton, and various particles. Origin of cytoplasm
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-plasm Related forms cy·to·plas·mic, adjective cy·to·plas·mi·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for cytoplasm British Dictionary definitions for cytoplasm noun the protoplasm of a cell contained within the cell membrane but excluding the nucleus: contains organelles, vesicles, and other inclusions Derived Forms cytoplasmic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for cytoplasm n. The protoplasm outside a cell nucleus. Related forms cy′to•plas ( ′mic -plăz) ′mĭk adj.
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Science definitions for cytoplasm The jellylike material that makes up much of a cell inside the cell membrane, and, in eukaryotic cells, surrounds the nucleus. The organelles of eukaryotic cells, such as mitochondria, the endoplasmic reticulum, and (in green plants) chloroplasts, are contained in the cytoplasm. The cytoplasm and the nucleus make up the cell's protoplasm. See more at cell.
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