from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A central, less viscous portion of the cytoplasm that is distinguishable in certain cells, especially motile cells.
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- n. The inner portion of the cytoplasm of a cell
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The protoplasm in the interior of a cell.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, the inner granular and somewhat fluid part of the protoplasm of a cell, as distinct from the ectoplasm.
- n. In zoology, the interior protoplasm or sarcodous substance of a protozoan, as a rhizopod, as distinguished from the ectoplasm: same as endosarc. Also called chyme-mass, parenchyma.
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- n. the inner portion of the cytoplasm of a cell
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