endoplasm


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en·do·plasm

(en'dō-plazm),
The inner or medullary part of the cytoplasm, as opposed to the ectoplasm, containing the cell organelles.
Synonym(s): entoplasm

endoplasm

(ĕn′də-plăz′əm)
n.
A central, less viscous portion of the cytoplasm that is distinguishable in certain cells, especially motile cells.

en′do·plas′mic adj.

endoplasm

A conceptualised intracellular compartment based on a primitive understanding of cell biology; endoplasm corresponded to the inner or “medullary” region of the cell and contained “granules”, now known as organelles—e.g., mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, golgi apparatus, etc.

en·do·plasm

(en'dō-plazm)
The inner or medullary part of the cytoplasm, as opposed to the ectoplasm, containing the cell organelles.

endoplasm

any cytoplasm present within the plasma membrane and ECTOPLASM of a cell. It is often more liquid (see PLASMA SOL than the ectoplasm and is important in locomotion of some PROTOZOANS. It contains more granules than the ectoplasm, from which it is difficult to distinguish, as there is no distinct boundary between the two.
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coli, a commensal in the intestinal tract of humans and pigs, in its trophozoite form has a large eccentric endosome, irregular peripheral chromatin clumping along the nuclear membrane, and endoplasm that may contain ingested bacteria, but not erythrocytes.