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ectoplasm

Pronunciation: ek'to-plazm

Definition: The peripheral, more viscous cytoplasm of a cell; it contains microfilaments but is lacking in other organelles.

Synonym(s): exoplasm

[ecto- + G. plasma, something formed]

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