- Cell Biology. the nonliving matter or inclusions, as starch or pigments, within a cell.
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- the formation of oblique cases from a stem other than that of the nominative.
Origin of metaplasm
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- the nonliving constituents, such as starch and pigment granules, of the cytoplasm of a cell