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protoplasm

 [pro´to-plazm]
the viscid, translucent colloid material, the essential constituent of the living cell, including cytoplasm and nucleoplasm. adj., adj protoplas´mic.

pro·to·plasm

(prō'tō-plazm),
1. Living matter, the substance of which animal and vegetable cells are formed.
See also: cytoplasm, nucleoplasm.
2. The total cell material, including cell organelles. Compare: cytoplasm, cytosol, hyaloplasm.
Synonym(s): plasmogen
[proto- + G. plasma, thing formed]

protoplasm

/pro·to·plasm/ (pro´to-plazm) the viscid, translucent colloid material, the essential constituent of the living cell, including cytoplasm and nucleoplasm.protoplas´mic

protoplasm

(prō′tə-plăz′əm)
n.
The complex, semifluid, translucent substance that constitutes the interior matter of a living cell and is composed of proteins, fats, and other molecules suspended in water. It includes the cytoplasm, the nucleus in eukaryotes, and organelles such as mitochondria.

pro′to·plas′mic (-plăz′mĭk), pro′to·plas′mal (-plăz′məl)(-plăz-măt′ĭk), pro′to·plas·mat′ic (-plăz-măt′ĭk) adj.

protoplasm

See cytoplasm.

pro·to·plasm

(prō'tō-plazm)
1. Living matter, the substance of which animal and vegetable cells are formed.
See also: cytoplasm, nucleoplasm
2. The total cell material, including cell organelles.
Compare: cytoplasm, cytosol, hyaloplasm
[proto- + G. plasma, thing formed]

protoplasm

The whole of the internal substance of the living cell, consisting of the material surrounding the nucleus (the CYTOPLASM) and the nuclear material (nucleoplasm).

protoplasm

the living contents of a cell, i.e. the cytoplasm and nucleus.

pro·to·plasm

(prō'tō-plazm)
1. Living matter, the substance of which animal and vegetable cells are formed.
2. Total cell material, including cell organelles.
[proto- + G. plasma, thing formed]

protoplasm (prō´tōplazəm),

n a living substance; composed mainly of five basic materials: carbohydrates, electrolytes, lipids, proteins, and water and having the properties of both a complex solution and a heterogeneous colloid. The cell nucleus and cytoplasm are two major subdivisions of protoplasm.

protoplasm

the viscid, translucent colloid material, the essential constituent of the living cell, including cytoplasm and nucleoplasm.
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Just imagine there is nothing but protoplasm in this universe; then all the different forms will vanish and you will be able to realise this unity.
After the discovery of the intracellular substance in the 1830s, some biologists postulated a vitalistic notion of protoplasm as the force behind all physiological processes.
I call you at three in him but not in the CEO part only the unspoiled penis, I get down to the unspoiled protoplasm of his eros, down to where it is dark and there are no sounds Shah of the anti-banana republica, maybe sublated into his icteric salute to Allah coming up next.
In Neurospora crassa, the protoplasm for tip extension can come from regions of the mycelium more than 12 mm from the colony margin (Zalokar 1959).
He was referring to what we call metabolism--which is, at the most basic level, as we now know, the constantly newly initiated changes by which protoplasm is built up and destroyed.
The protoplast (spheroplast) is the living material of a bacterial cell, including the protoplasm and plasma membrane, excluding the cell wall.
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Latex constitutes the protoplasm of the latex vessel, and tapping of cutting of the latex vessel creates a hydrostatic pressure gradient along the vessel with consequent flow of latex through the cut.
But he elected instead to flesh out these metamorphic dreamscapes with a staggering trompe l'oeil virtuosity that amplifies, rather than contradicts, Miro's vocabulary of swelling and contracting protoplasm adrift in immeasurable space.
The higher the water content in protoplasm, the more alive and vital it is; at birth your body is about 78 percent water, but by adulthood water constitutes only about 60 percent of your weight, with a gradual decrease into old age.
Moreover, though Halford had established his orthodoxy from a conservative view beyond doubt, the Council refused him permission to lecture on protoplasm, because at that time it seemed to raise the possibility of challenges to the orthodox view of creation.