endoplasm

[ en-duh-plaz-uhm ]
/ ˈɛn dəˌplæz əm /

noun Cell Biology.

the inner portion of the cytoplasm of a cell.Compare ectoplasm (def. 1).

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Origin of endoplasm

First recorded in 1880–85; endo- + -plasm

OTHER WORDS FROM endoplasm

en·do·plas·mic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for endoplasm

endoplasm
/ (ˈɛndəʊˌplæzəm) /

noun

cytology the inner cytoplasm in some cells, esp protozoa, which is more granular and fluid than the outer cytoplasmSee ectoplasm (def. 1)

Derived forms of endoplasm

endoplasmic, adjective
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Medical definitions for endoplasm

endoplasm
[ ĕndə-plăz′əm ]

n.

A central, less viscous portion of the cytoplasm that is distinguishable in certain cells, especially motile cells and protozoa.

Other words from endoplasm

en′do•plasmic adj.
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