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[doo-tuh-plaz-uh m, dyoo-]
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noun Embryology.
  1. the reserve nutritive material, as a yolk granule, in the ovarian cytoplasm.
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Origin of deutoplasm

1880–85; < Greek deút(eros) second + -o- + -plasm
Related formsdeu·to·plas·mic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for deutoplasm


deuteroplasm (ˈdjuːtərəʊˌplæzəm)

  1. rare nutritive material in a cell, esp the yolk in a developing ovum
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Derived Formsdeutoplasmic or deutoplastic, adjective
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deutoplasm in Medicine


  1. The nutritive substances in the cytoplasm, especially the yolk of an ovum.deuteroplasm
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