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cytosol Syllabification: cy·to·sol
Pronunciation: /ˈsītəˌsäl/ /-ˌsôl/

Definition of cytosol in English:


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.


Pronunciation: /ˌsītəˈsälik/ /-ˈsôlik/
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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