Definition of cytosol in English:

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cytosol

Pronunciation: /ˈsītəˌsäl/ Pronunciation: /-ˌsôl/

noun

Biology
The aqueous component of the cytoplasm of a cell, within which various organelles and particles are suspended.
Example sentences
  • Ion-selective microelectrodes have been used to measure the activities of ions in the apoplast, cytosol and vacuole of single cells.
  • Products of these genes are targeted into at least three cellular compartments: cytosol, chloroplasts, and mitochondria.
  • These biochemical studies were instrumental for understanding the metabolite flux between plastid and cytosol.

Derivatives

cytosolic

Pronunciation: /ˌsītəˈsälik/ Pronunciation: /-ˈsôlik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Protein was determined in both microsomal and cytosolic fractions using the Lowry procedure.
  • Cytoskeletal proteins are recruited from the cytosolic pool to the cell cortex, thereby reinforcing it.
  • Most biotic and abiotic stresses elicit an increase in cytosolic free calcium concentrations.

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Syllabification: cy·to·sol

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