archoplasm

noun ar·cho·plasm \ˈärkəˌplazəm\
variants: less commonly

archoplasma

Definition of archoplasm

plural

-s

  1. :  supposedly specialized protoplasm formerly held to constitute the achromatic figure but now usually regarded as an optical artifact indicative of changes in colloidal state occurring during mitosis —opposed to trophoplasm

archoplasmic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of archoplasm

New Latin archoplasma, from archo- (from Greek archōn ruler) + -plasma — more at archon


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