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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A central, less viscous portion of the cytoplasm that is distinguishable in certain cells, especially motile cells.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, the inner granular and somewhat fluid part of the protoplasm of a cell, as distinct from the ectoplasm.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Biol.) The protoplasm in the interior of a cell.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun cytology The inner portion of the cytoplasm of a cell

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the inner portion of the cytoplasm of a cell

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