cell sap


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cell sap

contents of vacuoles.

sap

(săp) [AS. saep]
1. Any fluid essential to the life of plants.
2. To cause gradual exhaustion or weakness, as to sap one's strength.

cell sap

Cytoplasm.

nuclear sap

An old term for the contents of a cell's nucleus.

cell sap

a watery liquid contained in the VACUOLES of plant cells which is usually hypertonic (see HYPOTONIC to the external medium. This causes the vacuoles to take in water by OSMOSIS, maintaining TURGOR in the cell.