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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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Vesturing does not evolve readily (present in 48 eudicot families according to Jansen et al., 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).