[ 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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OTHER WORDS FROM endoplasmen·do·plas·mic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for endoplasm
/ (ˈɛndəʊˌplæzəm) /
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 endoplasmendoplasmic, adjective
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Medical definitions for endoplasm
[ ĕn′də-plăz′əm ]
A central, less viscous portion of the cytoplasm that is distinguishable in certain cells, especially motile cells and protozoa.
Other words from endoplasmen′do•plas′mic adj.
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