Definitions

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  • n. A substance associated with nuclein in cell nuclei, and by some considered as the fundamental substance of the nucleus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A substance associated with nuclein in cell nuclei, and by some considered as the fundamental substance of the nucleus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In biology, an element in the chemical composition of the cell-nucleus: according to Swartz, who calls it also cytoplastin, a viscous extensible mass which resists pepsin- and trypsin-digestion.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek to form, mould. See plastic. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • KING: I want to ask him, what -- what do you mean by this plastin study, what is that?

    CNN Transcript Oct 23, 2009

  • The essential and indispensable element of the nucleus is called nuclein (or caryoplasm); that of the cell body is called plastin (or cytoplasm).

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 1

  • Representative time points for the expression of runx1 (32 hpf), c-myb (32 hpf), alas2 (32 hpf), gata-1 (28 hpf), pu. 1 (28 hpf), globin bE3 (28 hpf), l-plastin (28 hpf), mpo (28 hpf), and flk1 (28 hpf) genes are shown.

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  • Moreover, the expression of pu. 1, l-plastin and myeloperoxidase (mpo), which is confined to the primitive myeloid cells, is decreased in each case in the ICM of zTERT morphants at 28 hpf (pu. 1; n = 42 of 45; 93\%, l-plastin; n = 39 of 40; 98\%,

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