Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • First-formed, as a constituent of organized beings; primitive or primordial, as a cause or result of organization; of or pertaining in any way to protoplasm: as, a protoplasmic substance; a protoplasmic process; a protoplasmic theory.
  • Consisting of, formed or derived from, or containing protoplasm; bioplasmic; sarcodous.
  • Resembling protoplasm in chemical composition or in vital activities; protoplastic; plastic; germinative or formative.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the first formation of living bodies.
  • adjective (Biol.) Of or pertaining to protoplasm; consisting of, or resembling, protoplasm.

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

  • adjective cytology Of or relating to protoplasm.

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Examples

  • The others are termed the protoplasmic processes or dendrons; they begin to divide and subdivide soon after they emerge from the cell, and finally end in minute twigs and become lost among the other elements of the nervous tissue.

    IX. Neurology. 1. Structure of the Nervous System

  • The numerous filaments came to be known as protoplasmic processes; the other fibre was named, after its discoverer, the axis cylinder of Deiters.

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume IV: Modern Development of the Chemical and Biological Sciences

  • Golgi himself proved that the set of fibrils known as protoplasmic prolongations terminate by free extremities, and have no direct connection with any cell save the one from which they spring.

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume IV: Modern Development of the Chemical and Biological Sciences

  • Her figure can only be described as protoplasmic, amorphous; her age, too, is indeterminate, but is presumably in the fifties.

    LewRockwell.com

  • Her figure can only be described as protoplasmic, amorphous; her age, too, is indeterminate, but is presumably in the fifties.

    LewRockwell.com

  • "single cells" -- that is to say, "protoplasmic" animalcules of the simplest structure -- provided with a vibrating crest and tail by means of which they swim with incessant screw-like movement through the blood.

    More Science From an Easy Chair

  • Later, staring up at the ceiling, you picture yourself being lifted up and crawling out of this painful skin, then walking around the room, free at last, a protoplasmic blob.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • Later, staring up at the ceiling, you picture yourself being lifted up and crawling out of this painful skin, then walking around the room, free at last, a protoplasmic blob.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • Years later, the Journal of the American Medical Association stated in their September 18, 1943 issue that fluorides are general protoplasmic poisons that change the permeability of the cell membrane by certain enzymes. 1 Additionally, an editorial published in the Journal of the American Dental Association on October 1, 1944 stated, Drinking water containing as little as 1.2 ppm fluoride will cause developmental disturbances.

    Dr. Joseph Mercola: The Health Hazards of Water Fluoridation (VIDEO)

  • Later, staring up at the ceiling, you picture yourself being lifted up and crawling out of this painful skin, then walking around the room, free at last, a protoplasmic blob.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

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