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somatoplasm

[ suh-mat-uh-plaz-uhm, 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.

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Origin of somatoplasm

OTHER WORDS FROM somatoplasm

so·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 forms of somatoplasm

somatoplastic, adjective
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Medical 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.

Other words from somatoplasm

so′ma•to•plastic (sō′mə-tə-plăstĭk) adj.
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