ergastoplasm

noun
er·​gas·​to·​plasm | \ (ˌ)ər-ˈga-stə-ˌpla-zəm How to pronounce ergastoplasm (audio) \

Definition of ergastoplasm

: ribosome-studded endoplasmic reticulum

Other Words from ergastoplasm

ergastoplasmic \ (ˌ)ər-​ˌga-​stə-​ˈplaz-​mik How to pronounce ergastoplasmic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of ergastoplasm

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Ergastoplasm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ergastoplasm. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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ergastoplasm

noun
er·​gas·​to·​plasm | \ -tə-ˌplaz-əm How to pronounce ergastoplasm (audio) \

Medical Definition of ergastoplasm

: ribosome-studded endoplasmic reticulum

Other Words from ergastoplasm

ergastoplasmic \ -​ˌgas-​tə-​ˈplaz-​mik How to pronounce ergastoplasmic (audio) \ adjective

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