plastin

noun

plas·​tin
ˈplastə̇n
plural -s
1
: an acidophilic component of protoplasm more or less coextensive with the presumed highly polymerized protein framework of cytoplasm and nucleus
2
: the substance of the true nucleolus

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary plast- (from Greek plastos) + -in; probably originally formed in German

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“Plastin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plastin. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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