from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See nucleoplasm.
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- n. nucleoplasm
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The protoplasmic substance of the nucleus of a cell; nucleoplasm; -- in opposition to
cytoplasm, the protoplasm of the cell.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The substance of which the more definitely formed portions of the nucleus of a cell, including the nuclear wall, the nucleoli, and the intranucleolar network, are composed. The remaining substance of the cell is called the nuclear matrix or nuclear fluid. Also called nucleoplasm.
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- n. the protoplasm that constitutes the nucleus of a cell
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Its structure is that of an ordinary cell-nucleus, viz., it consists of a reticulum or karyomitome, the meshes of which are filled with karyoplasm, while connected with, or imbedded in, the reticulum are a number of chromatin masses or chromosomes, which may present the appearance of a skein or may assume the form of rods or loops.
In fixed cells the nucleus seems to consist of a clear substance or karyoplasm and a network or karyomitome.