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  • n. The solid or insoluble portion of the cell protoplasm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The solid or insoluble portion of the cell protoplasm. See hygroplasm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In corals, a delicate endothecal structure occupying different positions in the corallite, often forming vertical processes in the interseptal loculi or encircling septa, or acting as true endotheca.
  • n. In botany, same as stereoplasma.
  • n. The denser or more solid portion of the protoplasm of the cell, as distinguished from the more fluid portion, or hygroplasm.

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