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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In cytology, a collective term applied to lifeless or non-living substances or inclusions such as yolk-bodies, starch, pigment, etc., in the cell-protoplasm, as distinguished from the living substances.
  • noun In botany, protoplasm containing certain carbohydrates which are eventually separated from it in the formation of cell-walls or as secretions.
  • noun In grammar: A change or transmutation in a word by adding, transposing, or retrenching a syllable or letter.
  • noun Formation of an oblique case or cases from a stem other than that of the nominative.

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

  • noun (Gram.) A change in the letters or syllables of a word.

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

  • noun linguistics Any change in a word made by altering its letters or sounds
  • noun biology A small particle (often nutrient) within a cell

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