from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as cytosome.


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  • The human ovum after issuing from the Graafian follicle, surrounded by the clinging cells of the discus proligerus (in two radiating crowns). z ovolemma (zona pellucida, with radial porous canals), p cytosoma (protoplasm of the cell-body, darker within, lighter without), k nucleus of the ovum (embryonic vesicle).

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 2

  • The outer and larger part, which encloses the other, is the body of the cell (celleus, cytos, or cytosoma).

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 1


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