the cell substance between the cell membrane and the nucleus, containing the cytosol, organelles, cytoskeleton, and various particles.
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- cy·to·plas·mic, adjective
- cy·to·plas·mi·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use cytoplasm in a sentence
So despite the general recommendation to avoid doing so, Palermo tried injecting the sperm, tail and all, directly into the cytoplasm.Solving mysteries of reproduction helped make parenthood possible for millions | Robin Marantz Henig | June 9, 2021 | Science News
It simply needs to be delivered into the more-accessible outer region of cells, the cytoplasm, which is where proteins are constructed.mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry | Walter Isaacson | January 11, 2021 | Time
Wright's stain gives the nucleus a deep purple color and the cytoplasm a pale robin's-egg blue in typical cells.
A few fine neutrophilic granules are sometimes present in their cytoplasm.
The cytoplasm of lymphocytes is generally robin's-egg blue; that of the large mononuclears may have a faint bluish tinge.
Malarial parasites stain characteristically: the cytoplasm, sky-blue; the chromatin, reddish-purple.
The cytoplasm is relatively abundant, and contains great numbers of very fine neutrophilic granules.
British Dictionary definitions for cytoplasm
the protoplasm of a cell contained within the cell membrane but excluding the nucleus: contains organelles, vesicles, and other inclusions
- cytoplasmic, adjective
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Scientific 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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Cultural definitions for cytoplasm
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