cytoplasm

noun cy·to·plasm \ ˈsī-tə-ˌpla-zəm \

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 (such as mitochondria or chloroplasts) — see cell illustration

cytoplasmic

play \ˌsī-tə-ˈplaz-mik\ adjective

cytoplasmically

play \ˌsī-tə-ˈplaz-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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CYTOPLASM Defined for Kids

cytoplasm

noun cy·to·plasm \ ˈsī-tə-ˌpla-zəm \

Definition of cytoplasm for Students

: the jellylike material that fills most of the space in a cell and surrounds the nucleus

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cytoplasm

noun cy·to·plasm \ ˈsīt-ə-ˌplaz-əm \

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)

cytoplasmic

play \ˌsīt-ə-ˈplaz-mik\ adjective

cytoplasmically

play \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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