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Meaning of PROTOPLASM

Pronunciation:  'prowtu`plazum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the living substance of a cell (including cytoplasm and nucleus)
 

PROTOPLASM is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: living substance
 
 See Also: blood platelet, cytoplasm, germ plasm, karyoplasm, matter, nucleoplasm, plasm, platelet, substance, thrombocyte

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pro"to*plasm\, n. [Proto- + Gr. ? form, fr. ? to
mold.] (Biol.)
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.

Note: The lowest forms of animal and vegetable life
      (unicellular organisms) consist of simple or unaltered
      protoplasm; the tissues of the higher organisms, of
      differentiated protoplasm.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The entire contents of a live cell.
 

 

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