- 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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Examples from the Web for cytoplasmic
Meiosis in Rhynchonympha in one cytoplasmic and two nuclear divisions followed by autogamy.
Reorganization in the zygote of Barbulanympha without nuclear or cytoplasmic division.
- the protoplasm of a cell contained within the cell membrane but excluding the nucleus: contains organelles, vesicles, and other inclusions
Word Origin and History for cytoplasmic
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- The protoplasm outside a cell nucleus.
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- 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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