alloplasm

noun al·lo·plasm

Definition of alloplasm

plural

-s

  1. :  differentiated active protoplasm (as myofibrils, tonofibrils, and cilia); also :  certain protoplasmic derivatives (as cell walls or intercellular substances)

alloplasmatic

\-ˌplaz¦matik\ adjective

alloplasmic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of alloplasm

International Scientific Vocabulary all- + -plasm; probably back-formation from alloplasmatic, from all- + plasmatic; originally formed as German alloplasmatisch


First Known Use: circa 1939


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