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kinetoplasm

Pronunciation: ki-ne'to-plazm

Definition:

  1. The most contractile part of a cell.
  2. The cytoplasm of the droplet that covers the sperm head during maturation.

Synonym(s): cinetoplasm, cinetoplasma, kinoplasm

[kineto- + G. plasma, a thing formed]

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