cytoplasm that stains with basic dyes.
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That part of the cytoplasm that stains readily with basic dyes.
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basoplasmA near-extinct nonspecific term for cytoplasm with a high affinity for basic dye(s); basophilic cytoplasm. Virtually no structure or finding described by pre-20th-century microscopists has survived modern investigation, given that the stains were nonspecific, the understanding of cell biology was primitive or incorrect and molecular analysis impossible.
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