Definition of cytoplasm
cytoplasmicplay \ˌsī-tə-ˈplaz-mik\ adjective
cytoplasmicallyplay \ˌsī-tə-ˈplaz-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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Up to 60 percent of insect species carry a harmless type of bacteria called Wolbachia in their cytoplasm, the thick mixture of water, salts, and protein that fills every cell.
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Origin and Etymology of cytoplasm
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1857See Words from the same year
CYTOPLASM Defined for Kids
Definition of cytoplasm for Students
: the jellylike material that fills most of the space in a cell and surrounds the nucleus
Medical Definition of cytoplasm
: the organized complex of inorganic and organic substances external to the nuclear membrane of a cell and including the cytosol and membrane-bound organelles (as mitochondria or chloroplasts)
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