sarcoplasm

noun
sar·​co·​plasm | \ ˈsär-kə-ˌpla-zəm How to pronounce sarcoplasm (audio) \

Definition of sarcoplasm

: the cytoplasm of a striated muscle fiber

Other Words from sarcoplasm

sarcoplasmic \ ˌsär-​kə-​ˈplaz-​mik How to pronounce sarcoplasm (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of sarcoplasm

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sarcoplasm

borrowed from German Sarkoplasma, from sarko- sarco- + -plasma -plasm

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“Sarcoplasm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sarcoplasm. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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sarcoplasm

noun
sar·​co·​plasm | \ ˈsär-kə-ˌplaz-əm How to pronounce sarcoplasm (audio) \

Medical Definition of sarcoplasm

: the cytoplasm of a striated muscle fiber — compare myoplasm

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