somatoplasm

[ suh-mat-uh-plaz-uh m, soh-muh-tuh- ]
/ səˈmæt əˌplæz əm, ˈsoʊ mə tə- /
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noun Cell Biology.

the cytoplasm of a somatic cell, especially as distinguished from germ plasm.

Nearby words

  1. somatology,
  2. somatomammotropin,
  3. somatomedin,
  4. somatopathic,
  5. somatopathy,
  6. somatopleure,
  7. somatopsychic,
  8. somatopsychosis,
  9. somatosensory,
  10. somatosensory cortex

Origin of somatoplasm


Related formsso·ma·to·plas·tic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for somatoplasm

somatoplasm

/ (ˈsəʊmətəˌplæzəm) /

noun

biology
  1. the protoplasm of a somatic cell
  2. the somatic cells collectivelyCompare germ plasm
Derived Formssomatoplastic, adjective

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Medicine definitions for somatoplasm

somatoplasm

[ sō-mătə-plăz′əm, sōmə-tə- ]

n.

The entirety of specialized protoplasm, other than germ plasm, constituting the body.
The protoplasm of a somatic cell.
Related formsso′ma•to•plastic (sō′mə-tə-plăstĭk) adj.


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