cytosol

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noun cy·to·sol \ˈsī-tə-ˌsäl, -ˌsȯl\

Definition of cytosol

  1. :  the fluid portion of the cytoplasm exclusive of organelles and membranes —called also ground substance

cytosolic

play \ˌsī-tə-ˈsä-lik, -ˈsȯ-\ adjective

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First Known Use of cytosol

1965


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cytosol

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noun cy·to·sol \ˈsīt-ə-ˌsäl, -ˌsȯl\

Medical Definition of cytosol

  1. :  the fluid portion of the cytoplasm exclusive of organelles and membranes—called also hyaloplasm, ground substance

cytosolic

\ˌsīt-ə-ˈsäl-ik, -ˈsȯl-\play adjective

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