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protoplasmmore about protoplasm

protoplasm


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Protoplasm  \Pro"to*plasm\,  n.  [Proto-  +  Gr  ?  form  fr  ?  to 
  mold.]  (Biol.) 
  The  viscid  and  more  or  less  granular  material  of  vegetable 
  and  animal  cells,  possessed  of  vital  properties  by  which  the 
  processes  of  nutrition,  secretion,  and  growth  go  forward;  the 
  so-called  ``  physical  basis  of  life;''  the  original  cell 
  substance,  cytoplasm,  cytoblastema,  bioplasm  sarcode,  etc 
 
  Note:  The  lowest  forms  of  animal  and  vegetable  life 
  (unicellular  organisms)  consist  of  simple  or  unaltered 
  protoplasm;  the  tissues  of  the  higher  organisms,  of 
  differentiated  protoplasm. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  protoplasm 
  n  :  the  living  substance  of  a  cell  [syn:  {living  substance}] 




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