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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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protoplasm

Cytoplasm plus nucleoplasm (the substance that forms the cell nucleus).
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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
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Translations
protoplazma
protoplasme
protoplazma
protoplazma
frymi
protoplazma
protoplazma
protoplazma

protoplasm

[ˈprəʊtəʊplæzəm] Nprotoplasma m
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protoplasm

nProtoplasma nt
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protoplasm

[ˈprəʊtəʊˌplæzm] nprotoplasma m
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protoplasm

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

n. protoplasma, parte esencial de la célula que incluye el citoplasma y el núcleo.
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References in classic literature ?
Couldn't bear 'im out of 'is sight, the derned protoplasm! And w'en 'e came down to this clear-in' one day an' found him an' me neglectin' our work--him asleep an' me grapplin a tarantula out of
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. More and more do I refuse to draw my income and sneer at those who guarantee it.
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." They have been rare among philosophers, but common, at certain periods, among men of science.
I am a jellyfish, a huge, gross mass of oscillating protoplasm, a--a .
Dry cell with typically condensed vacuoles is more walls to rupture, so protoplasm leads.
While cell dries, usually vacuole crumples more than cell wall so, results in tearing protoplasm. It seems that such damages are the main reasons for cell death which has no tolerance mechanism [3].
During his research on the subject, he discovered a substance similar to protoplasm, an elemental component of living organisms.
One person's "blob of protoplasm" is another person's "human being."