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cytoplasm

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noun cy·to·plasm \ˈsī-tə-ˌpla-zəm\

Definition of cytoplasm

  1. :  the organized complex of inorganic and organic substances external to the nuclear membrane of a cell and including the cytosol and membrane-bound organelles (as mitochondria or chloroplasts) — see cell illustration

cytoplasmic play \ˌsī-tə-ˈplaz-mik\ adjective
cytoplasmically play \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of cytoplasm

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1874

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CYTOPLASM Defined for Kids

cytoplasm

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noun cy·to·plasm \ˈsī-tə-ˌpla-zəm\

Definition of cytoplasm for Students

  1. :  the jellylike material that fills most of the space in a cell and surrounds the nucleus




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cytoplasm

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noun cy·to·plasm \ˈsīt-ə-ˌplaz-əm\

Medical Definition of cytoplasm

  1. :  the organized complex of inorganic and organic substances external to the nuclear membrane of a cell and including the cytosol and membrane-bound organelles (as mitochondria or chloroplasts)

cytoplasmic \ˌsīt-ə-ˈplaz-mik\play adjective
cytoplasmically \-mi-k(ə-)lē\play adverb


Illustration of cytoplasm


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