protoplasm


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pro·to·plasm

 (prō′tə-plăz′əm)
n.
The complex, semifluid, translucent substance that constitutes the interior matter of a living cell and is composed of proteins, fats, and other molecules suspended in water. It includes the cytoplasm, the nucleus in eukaryotes, and organelles such as mitochondria.

pro′to·plas′mic (-plăz′mĭk), pro′to·plas′mal (-plăz′məl), pro′to·plas·mat′ic (-plăz-măt′ĭk) adj.

protoplasm

(ˈprəʊtəˌplæzəm)
n
(Biology) biology the living contents of a cell, differentiated into cytoplasm and nucleoplasm
[C19: from New Latin, from proto- + Greek plasma form]
ˌprotoˈplasmic, ˌprotoplasˈmatic, ˌprotoˈplasmatic adj

pro•to•plasm

(ˈproʊ təˌplæz əm)

n.
1. the colloidal and liquid substance of which cells are formed, excluding horny, chitinous, and other structural material; the cytoplasm and nucleus.
2. (formerly) cytoplasm.
[1840–50; < New Latin prōtoplasma]
pro`to•plas′mic, adj.

pro·to·plasm

(prō′tə-plăz′əm)
A substance resembling jelly that forms the living matter in all plant and animal cells. Protoplasm is made up of proteins, fats, and other substances suspended in water. It includes the nucleus and cytoplasm.

protoplasm

- A mixture of organic and inorganic substances, such as protein and water, it is regarded as the physical basis of life.
See also related terms for protein.

protoplasm

Cytoplasm plus nucleoplasm (the substance that forms the cell nucleus).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.protoplasm - the substance of a living cell (including cytoplasm and nucleus)protoplasm - the substance of a living cell (including cytoplasm and nucleus)
substance - the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists; "DNA is the substance of our genes"
cytol, cytoplasm - the protoplasm of a cell excluding the nucleus; is full of proteins that control cell metabolism
karyoplasm, nucleoplasm - the protoplasm that constitutes the nucleus of a cell
germ plasm, plasm - the protoplasm of the germ cells that contains chromosomes and genes
blood platelet, platelet, thrombocyte - tiny bits of protoplasm found in vertebrate blood; essential for blood clotting
Translations
protoplazma
protoplasme
protoplazma
protoplazma
frymi
protoplazma
protoplazma
protoplazma

protoplasm

[ˈprəʊtəʊplæzəm] Nprotoplasma m

protoplasm

nProtoplasma nt

protoplasm

[ˈprəʊtəʊˌplæzm] nprotoplasma m

protoplasm

(ˈprəutəplӕzəm) noun
the half-liquid substance that is found in all living cells.

pro·to·plasm

n. protoplasma, parte esencial de la célula que incluye el citoplasma y el núcleo.
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Up Broadway he turned, and halted at a glittering cafe, where are gathered together nightly the choicest products of the grape, the silkworm and the protoplasm.
The Hyla is the little green tree frog, and Beale has founded some of his views on protoplasm upon the appearancer, of its nerve cells.
Without their spirit life might never have moved out of protoplasm.
Of course, we could not COUNT the dead, because they did not exist as individuals, but merely as homogeneous protoplasm, with alloys of iron and buttons.
One instant of time had put aristocrat, waiter, tramp, and dog upon one common footing of inert and dissolving protoplasm.
Those who argue that matter is the reality and mind a mere property of protoplasm are called "materialists.
I am a jellyfish, a huge, gross mass of oscillating protoplasm, a--a .
Do you realize that a small speck of protoplasm, tinier than a pinpoint which cannot be perceived by the human eye called the gene, can reproduce the peculiar physical characteristics of your parents and fashion you to look like them?
The two boys went down to the kitchen to get some food when suddenly we heard a piercing scream, as we saw the cute, fat dollop of protoplasm called Romi roll into the room like a rhino on fire
gloom = presume doom loom gore = tore 'pore' hack = crack cyberattack hijack jock (strap) = cock lock-dock 'smock' learning = earning discerning led = sped ahead 'lip' = flip quip lore = Yore store matinee = day play Maws = Paws' squaws (apologies if offended) maze = daze ways migraine = brain pain mixed = fixed betwixt mound = round earthbound ground neat = discrete, meet, sweet orgasm = protoplasm enthusiasm spasm pep = hep step (step it up, get in the groove) prude = lewd-stewed, nude-unglued respiration = inhalation-exhalation schlock = shock 'mock-stock' (inferior goods) scope = dope-rope (delimited info range) stray = foray away tizzy = dizzy-busy tomb = doom room (cf.
The Physarum plasmodial cell is a giant single cell with multiple nuclei, and it consists of a sol-like inner protoplasm and an outer layer of gel protoplasm.
4] was due to the fact that nitrogen is a constituent of protoplasm in plant cell and it plays vital role in plant metabolism like synthesis of chlorophyll; vermicompost contains appreciable amount of magnesium apart from other nutrients which helped in chlorophyll synthesis.