endoplasm

noun
en·​do·​plasm | \ ˈen-də-ˌpla-zəm How to pronounce endoplasm (audio) \

Definition of endoplasm

: the inner relatively fluid part of the cytoplasm

Other Words from endoplasm

endoplasmic \ ˌen-​də-​ˈplaz-​mik How to pronounce endoplasm (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of endoplasm

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Endoplasm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endoplasm. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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endoplasm

noun
en·​do·​plasm | \ ˈen-də-ˌplaz-əm How to pronounce endoplasm (audio) \

Medical Definition of endoplasm

: the inner relatively fluid part of the cytoplasm — compare ectoplasm

Other Words from endoplasm

endoplasmic \ ˌen-​də-​ˈplaz-​mik How to pronounce endoplasm (audio) \ adjective

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