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The clear fluid portion of cytoplasm as distinguished from the granular and netlike components. Also called ground substance.
[Greek hualos, glass + -plasm.]
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(Biology) the clear nongranular constituent of cell cytoplasm
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hy•al•o•plasm(haɪˈæl əˌplæz əm, ˈhaɪ ə lə-)
the clear fluid portion of the cytoplasm, including the part surrounding the nucleus and various organelles. Also called ground substance.
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