from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The protoplasm outside the nucleus of a cell.

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  • n. The contents of a cell except for the nucleus. It includes cytosol, organelles, vesicles, and the cytoskeleton.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The substance of the body of a cell, as distinguished from the karyoplasma, or substance of the nucleus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as protoplasm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the protoplasm of a cell excluding the nucleus; is full of proteins that control cell metabolism


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cyto- +‎ plasm


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  • Though the egg's chromosomes are divided equally between the two new cells, as before, almost all the cytoplasm is concentrated in one daughter cell, that which contains the sperm's nucleus.

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  • Immediately inside the membrane is a fluid called the cytoplasm, which is filled with much of the complex chemical machinery necessary to the cell’s growth and function.

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  • This means it can go to all parts of the cell, including the lipid (fat) portions such as the cell plasma membrane, as well as the interior of the cell (known as the cytoplasm) where water soluble chemicals reside.

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  • What doctors is they take some of the cytoplasm, which is that jelly-like stuff around the nucleus.

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  • Thus, the theory behind the IVF procedure known as cytoplasm transfer CT was born.

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  • The cytoplasm is the outer and softer part, the substance of the body of the cell.

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  • However, vitamin B5 is also involved in the transport of these acetyl building blocks from one part of the cell (the large, watery-part called the cytoplasm) into smaller, more specialized organelles (called the mitochondria) where fat is actually produced.

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  • "Researchers have long sought this elusive protein that senses the presence of DNA in the cytoplasm, which is associated with pathogenic infection or the escape of undigested self-DNA into the cytoplasm," Dr. Alnemri said.

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  • IVF often fails in older women because there are abnormalities in the outside of their eggs, known as cytoplasm, which surrounds the nucleus.

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