archoplasm

noun

ar·​cho·​plasm
ˈärkəˌplazəm
variants or less commonly archoplasma
ˌ⸗⸗ˈplazmə
plural -s
: 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
¦⸗⸗¦plazmik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin archoplasma, from archo- (from Greek archōn ruler) + -plasma

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“Archoplasm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/archoplasm. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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