Definition of Protoplasm

1. Noun. The substance of a living cell (including cytoplasm and nucleus).

Exact synonyms: Living Substance
Generic synonyms: Substance
Specialized synonyms: Cytol, Cytoplasm, Karyoplasm, Nucleoplasm, Germ Plasm, Plasm, Blood Platelet, Platelet, Thrombocyte



Definition of Protoplasm

1. n. The viscid and more or less granular material of vegetable and animal cells, possessed of vital properties by which the processes of nutrition, secretion, and growth go forward; the so-called " physical basis of life;" the original cell substance, cytoplasm, cytoblastema, bioplasm sarcode, etc.

Definition of Protoplasm

1. Noun. (cytology) The entire contents of a cell comprising the nucleus and the cytoplasm. It is a semi-fluid, transparent substance which is the living matter of plant and animal cells. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Protoplasm

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Protoplasm

protophloem
protophloems
protophyte
protophytes
protophytology
protopine
protopines
protoplanet
protoplanetary
protoplanetary disc
protoplanetary discs
protoplanetary nebula
protoplanetary nebulae
protoplanetary nebulas
protoplanets
protoplasm (current term)
protoplasmal
protoplasmatic
protoplasmic
protoplasmic astrocyte
protoplasms
protoplast
protoplastic
protoplastid
protoplastids
protoplasts
protopod
protopodite
protopods
protopope

Literary usage of Protoplasm

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The рас can be rapidly absorbed by the protoplasm, when the vacuole necessarily disappears and the A reell» sinks. CLASE IV. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"With regard to the ultimate reticular structure of protoplasm it will ... Gastric vacuoles occur in the protoplasm of most Protozoa in consequence of the ..."

3. Lectures on Plant Physiology by Ludwig Jost (1907)
"under the microscope, doubling its amount in some circumstances in twenty to thirty minutes, but we are quite ignorant how the protoplasm is formed from the ..."

4. Biology and Its Makers by William Albert Locy (1908)
"CHAPTER Xll protoplasm, THE PHYSICAL BASIS OF LIFE THE recognition of the role that protoplasm plays in the living world was so far-reaching in its results ..."

5. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"THE PHYSICAL BASIS OF LIFE — protoplasm protoplasm is a term used by both ... All living organisms are built up of protoplasm, but no non-living object ..."

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