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 sarcoplasmic (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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sarcoplasm

Statistics for sarcoplasm

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for sarcoplasm

The first known use of sarcoplasm was in 1899

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for sarcoplasm

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

More from Merriam-Webster on sarcoplasm

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with sarcoplasm

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about sarcoplasm

Comments on sarcoplasm

What made you want to look up sarcoplasm? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to move or obtain by small maneuvers

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!