cytosol

noun

cy·​to·​sol ˈsī-tə-ˌsäl How to pronounce cytosol (audio)
-ˌsȯl
: the fluid portion of the cytoplasm exclusive of organelles and membranes

called also ground substance

cytosolic adjective

Examples of cytosol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inside Thiolava is a high concentration of elemental sulfur dissolved in the cytosol -- the soup base of the cell. Scientific American Blog Network, 21 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cytosol was in 1965

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“Cytosol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cytosol. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

cytosol

noun
cy·​to·​sol ˈsīt-ə-ˌsäl, -ˌsȯl How to pronounce cytosol (audio)
: the fluid portion of the cytoplasm exclusive of organelles and membranes

called also hyaloplasm, ground substance

cytosolic adjective

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