deutoplasm


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deu·to·plasm

 (do͞o′tə-plăz′əm, dyo͞o′-)
n.
The nutritive substances or yolk in the cytoplasm of an ovum or other cell.

deu′to·plas′mic adj.

deutoplasm

(ˈdjuːtəˌplæzəm) or

deuteroplasm

n
(Biology) rare nutritive material in a cell, esp the yolk in a developing ovum
ˌdeutoˈplasmic, ˌdeutoˈplastic adj

deu•to•plasm

(ˈdu təˌplæz əm, ˈdyu-)

n.
nutritive material, as yolk, in an egg or ovum.
[1880–85; < Greek deút(eros) second + -o- + -plasm]
deu`to•plas′mic, adj.
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the entire contents of the fertilized egg), the term embryo refers to the differentiated part of the egg as distinct from the yolk, and the term yolk refers to the undifferentiated deutoplasm.