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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Of, relating to, consisting of, or resembling the complex, semifluid, translucent substance that constitutes the living matter of plant and animal cells and manifests the essential life functions of a cell.

Usage examples (34)
  • Her figure can only be described as protoplasmic, amorphous; her age, too, is indeterminate, but is presumably in the fifties.
  • The numerous filaments came to be known as protoplasmic processes; the other fibre was named, after its discoverer, the axis cylinder of Deiters.
  • This part is the line of soft protoplasmic cells of the rete
  • D, E, masses of protoplasmic matter in the pouches of the gland; for more
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