[ UK /pɹˈə‍ʊtə‍ʊplˌæzəm/ ]
  1. the substance of a living cell (including cytoplasm and nucleus)
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  • Indeed, whenever protoplasmic materials are being oxidized (the process referred to in sec. 15 as katabolism) heat is being set free. A Practical Physiology
  • The body of the nerve cell, known as the cyton, consists of a finely fibrillated protoplasmic material, of a reddish or yellowishbrown color, which occasionally presents patches of a deeper tint, caused by the aggregation of pigment granules at one side of the nucleus, as in the substantia nigra and locus cæruleus of the brain. IX. Neurology. 1. Structure of the Nervous System
  • Her figure can only be described as protoplasmic, amorphous; her age, too, is indeterminate, but is presumably in the fifties.
  • It comprises the cell-protoplasm and a nucleus imbedded in it whose substance is known as the nucleoplasm. Sex Avoided subjects Discussed in Plain English
  • In cells with dense protoplasm, plasmalemma appeared undulated but occasionally spherical and variable in size with conspicuous invaginations that projected into the peripheral cytoplasm.
  • The protoplasm in one of these protuberances arranges itself into a round mass -- the oosphere or female cell. Scientific American Supplement, No. 531, March 6, 1886
  • The protoplasm is extruded as pseudopods via the aperture and through any perforations that may be present in the test.
  • They contain oval nuclei, and the cell protoplasm is finely fibrillated. X. The Organs of the Senses and the Common Integument. 1c. 3. The Accessory Organs of the Eye
  • I mixed up the intellect with a kind of scientific jargon about protoplasm and natural selection and the survival of the fittest, and bathybius, which was then all the fashion; so I promptly devoted myself to De Guérin. Confessions of a Book-Lover
  • The cells of the trophoblast become differentiated into two strata: an outer, termed the syncytium or syncytiotrophoblast, so named because it consists of a layer of protoplasm studded with nuclei, but showing no evidence of subdivision into cells; and an inner layer, the cytotrophoblast or layer of Langhans, in which the cell outlines are defined. I. Embryology. 5. Segmentation of the Fertilized Ovum
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