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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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2001) whereas other forms of topographic relief on vessels (helical thickening, grooves) are apparently easily achieved morphogenetically (note that they probably parallel cyclosis in the last stages of wall formation).
Under a microscope, cyclosis (movement of the cytoplasm and many of the organelles) can be observed in the living cell; some go in one direction and others go in another.
animalizing the fact of being sensitive to the cyclosis and the mechanics of the normal regime of life--animal life being typical" (132).