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, protoplasmic (prō'tō-plaz-mat'ik, -plaz'mik),
Relating to protoplasm.


Etymology: Gk, protos, first, plasma, something formed
pertaining to or composed of protoplasm, the substance of which animal and vegetable cells are formed.


(pro'to-plazm) [? + LL. plasma, form, mold]
A watery colloid that forms the cytoplasm and nucleoplasm of cells; it is enclosed in a cell membrane that regulates exchanges of materials with the environment. It is a solution of organic (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids) and inorganic (minerals and gases) chemicals in water. See: cell; cytoplasm; nucleus
protoplasmic (pro-to-plaz'mik), adjective
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On the face of it, gauna are protoplasmic monstrosity, a Lovecraftian "species-of-no-species, the biological empty set" (Thacker 2011, 103).
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The hyphae of the pathogen surrounded by phenolic substances exhibited considerable morphological changes including cytoplasmic disorganization and loss of protoplasmic content.
A culture that views animals and plants as inanimate piles of protoplasmic structure to be manipulated however cleverly hubris can imagine to manipulate it will view its citizens the same way.
By contrast, especially in her presence, I felt tongue-tied, nearly protoplasmic.
Given the protoplasmic character of al-Qaeda, with JI sleeper cells extending even to Australia, the threat remained pervasive between 2002 and 2009.
The cyst wall had an outer laminated hya-line membrane and inner germinal layer containing nuclei in an eosionophilic protoplasmic mass.
His fine discussion of August Strindberg's scientific experiments and of Edvard Munch, for whom "the aim of painting was to recover that original protoplasmic unity" (109) is masterful.
Animistic vision reveals the protoplasmic dimension of all living substance.
Diffuse astrocytomas (WHO grade II), which include fibrillary astrocytoma, gemistocytic astrocytoma, and protoplasmic astrocytoma, affect primarily young adults and have a tendency for malignant progression to anaplastic astrocytoma and, ultimately, GBM.
Landscapes of Change: Science, Science Fiction, and Advances in Biology" (Bergethon), by the only author in the collection who works as a practicing scientist, contemplates the social and political implications of "a biologically inspired and bio-industrial crafted (probably) protoplasmic 'machine'" (4) that chooses to greet its human creator.