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Pronunciation: pro'to-plazm


  1. Living matter, the substance of which animal and vegetable cells are formed.
  2. The total cell material, including cell organelles.

Synonym(s): plasmogen

[proto- + G. plasma, thing formed]

See Also: cytoplasm, nucleoplasm

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