from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In biology, the cell-nucleus together with the cytoplasm which it influences or dominates: almost synonymous with cell, except that it does not include such structures as the wall of the plant-cell.

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  • noun a biological unit consisting of a nucleus and the body of cytoplasm with which it interacts


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