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|Noun||1.||cytol - the protoplasm of a cell excluding the nucleus; is full of proteins that control cell metabolism|
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
plasmodium - multinucleate sheet of cytoplasm characteristic of some stages of such organisms as slime molds
cytoplast - the intact cytoplasmic content of a cell
cytoskeleton - a microscopic network of actin filaments and microtubules in the cytoplasm of many living cells that gives the cell shape and coherence
cytosol - the aqueous part of the cytoplasm within which various particles and organelles are suspended
ectoplasm - the outer granule-free layer of cytoplasm
endoplasm - the inner portion of the cytoplasm of a cell
microsome - a tiny granule in the cytoplasm that is where protein synthesis takes place under the direction of mRNA
dictyosome, Golgi apparatus, Golgi body, Golgi complex - a netlike structure in the cytoplasm of animal cells (especially in those cells that produce secretions)
central body, centrosome - small region of cytoplasm adjacent to the nucleus; contains the centrioles and serves to organize the microtubules
sarcoplasm - the cytoplasm of a striated muscle fiber
syncytium - a mass of cytoplasm containing several nuclei and enclosed in a membrane but no internal cell boundaries (as in muscle fibers)
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