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cytoplasm Syllabification: cy·to·plasm
Pronunciation: /ˈsīdəˌplazəm/

Definition of cytoplasm in English:


The material or protoplasm within a living cell, excluding the nucleus.
Example sentences
  • Because tissues were lyophilized it was not possible to discriminate between cell walls and cytoplasm in the root material.
  • Organization of the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells depends largely on the cytoskeleton.
  • The columnar cells had abundant cytoplasm, basally located nuclei, and no mitoses.



Pronunciation: /ˌsītəˈplazmik/
Example sentences
  • The functional role of the transmembrane domain and the cytoplasmic tail domain of fertilin is not known.
  • The cell envelope of gram-positive bacteria consists of the cytoplasmic membrane and a cell wall.
  • Interspersed among the spermatozoa are what appear to be the cytoplasmic contents of degraded cells.

Words that rhyme with cytoplasm

ectoplasm • iconoclasm

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