cytoplasm

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

cy·to·plasm

noun \ˈsī-tə-ˌpla-zəm\

Definition of CYTOPLASM

:  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
cy·to·plas·mic \ˌsī-tə-ˈplaz-mik\ adjective
cy·to·plas·mi·cal·ly \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of CYTOPLASM

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1874

Other Cell Biology Terms

cytology, gamete, vacuole, zygote

cy·to·plasm

noun \ˈsīt-ə-ˌplaz-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CYTOPLASM

: 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)
cy·to·plas·mic \ˌsīt-ə-ˈplaz-mik\ adjective
cy·to·plas·mi·cal·ly \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Illustration of CYTOPLASM

cytoplasm

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Portion of a eukaryotic cell outside the nucleus. The cytoplasm contains all the organelles (see eukaryote). The organelles include the mitochondria, chloroplasts, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, lysosomes, and peroxisomes. The cytoplasm also contains the cytoskeleton and the cytosol (the fluid mass that surrounds the various organelles).

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: cytoplasmic heredity
Previous Word in the Dictionary: cytophotometry
All Words Near: cytoplasm

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up cytoplasm? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).