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sarcoplasm

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noun sar·co·plasm \ˈsär-kə-ˌpla-zəm\

Definition of sarcoplasm

  1. :  the cytoplasm of a striated muscle fiber

sar·co·plas·mic play \-ˈplaz-mik\ adjective


Origin of sarcoplasm

New Latin sarcoplasma


First Known Use: 1899


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sarcoplasm

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noun sar·co·plasm \ˈsär-kə-ˌplaz-əm\

Medical Definition of sarcoplasm

  1. :  the cytoplasm of a striated muscle fiber—compare myoplasm




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