archoplasm

noun
ar·​cho·​plasm | \ ˈärkəˌplazəm \
variants: or less commonly archoplasma \ ˌ⸗⸗ˈplazmə \
plural -s

Definition of archoplasm

: 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

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Other Words from archoplasm

archoplasmic \ ¦⸗⸗¦plazmik \ adjective

History and Etymology for archoplasm

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 26 Jan. 2022.

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