cytosol

noun
cy·​to·​sol | \ˈsī-tə-ˌsäl, -ˌsȯl\

Definition of cytosol 

: the fluid portion of the cytoplasm exclusive of organelles and membranes

called also ground substance

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cytosolic \ˌsī-​tə-​ˈsä-​lik, -​ˈsȯ-​ \ adjective

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Inside Thiolava is a high concentration of elemental sulfur dissolved in the cytosol -- the soup base of the cell. Scientific American Blog Network, "Bacterial Hair on Undersea Volcano Unlike Any Seen Before," 21 Apr. 2017

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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cytosol

noun
cy·​to·​sol | \ˈsīt-ə-ˌsäl, -ˌsȯl \

Medical Definition of cytosol 

: the fluid portion of the cytoplasm exclusive of organelles and membranes

called also hyaloplasm, ground substance

Other Words from cytosol

cytosolic \ˌsīt-​ə-​ˈsäl-​ik, -​ˈsȯl-​ \ adjective

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