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Pronunciation: du'to-plazm

Definition: The yolk of a meroblastic egg; the nonliving material in the cytoplasm, especially that stored in the ovum as food for the developing embryo, the most common types being lipoid droplets and yolk granules.

Synonym(s): deuteroplasm

[deuto- + G. plasma, thing formed]

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