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n. pl. cy·clo·ses (-sēz)
The streaming rotary motion of protoplasm within certain cells and one-celled organisms.

[New Latin, from Greek kuklōsis, a surrounding, from kukloun, to surround, from kuklos, circle; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Biology) biology the circulation of cytoplasm or cell organelles, such as food vacuoles in some protozoans
[C19: from Greek kuklōsis an encircling, from kukloun to surround, from kuklos circle]


(ˈstri mɪŋ)

1. an act or instance of flowing.
2. rapid flowing of cytoplasm within a cell; cyclosis.
3. Computers. a technology for transferring data so that it can be received and processed in a steady stream: live streaming video.
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Noun1.cyclosis - the circulation of cytoplasm within a cell
organic phenomenon - (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
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The second thrust involves investigation of the ubiquitous phenomenon of cytoplasmic streaming in aquatic and terrestrial plants.
This material is generated deep in the colony and is supplied to the growing tips via cytoplasmic streaming.
Numerous more recent studies have focused either on general cytology (Meekes, 1985; Prin & Rougier, 1986; Ridge, 1988) or on the organization of the cytoskeleton and the relationship of this to patterns of cell wall synthesis, organelle positioning, or cytoplasmic streaming (see Heath, 1990; Lloyd, 1991).