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(Science: cell biology) The protoplasm of a cell exclusive of that of the nucleus, it consists of a continuous aqueous solution (cytosol) and the organelles and inclusions suspended in it (phaneroplasm) and is the site of most of the chemical activities of the cell.

Origin: gr. plasma The protoplasm of a cell excluding the nucleus.The living protoplasm part of a cell outside the nucleus that surrounds all other cell organelles outside the nucleus.

glossary/cytoplasm.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)