[ sahy-tuh-plaz-uhm ]
/ ˈsaɪ təˌplæz əm /
noun Cell Biology.
the cell substance between the cell membrane and the nucleus, containing the cytosol, organelles, cytoskeleton, and various particles.
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OTHER WORDS FROM cytoplasmcy·to·plas·mic, adjectivecy·to·plas·mi·cal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for cytoplasm
Meiosis in Rhynchonympha in one cytoplasmic and two nuclear divisions followed by autogamy.
Reorganization in the zygote of Barbulanympha without nuclear or cytoplasmic division.
British Dictionary definitions for cytoplasm
/ (ˈsaɪtəʊˌplæzəm) /
the protoplasm of a cell contained within the cell membrane but excluding the nucleus: contains organelles, vesicles, and other inclusions
Derived forms of cytoplasmcytoplasmic, adjective
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Medical definitions for cytoplasm
[ sī′tə-plăz′əm ]
The protoplasm outside a cell nucleus.
Other words from cytoplasmcy′to•plas′mic (-plăz′mĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for cytoplasm
[ sī′tə-plăz′əm ]
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
[ (seye-tuh-plaz-uhm) ]
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