cytol

Definitions of cytol
  1. noun
    the protoplasm of a cell excluding the nucleus; is full of proteins that control cell metabolism
    synonyms: cytoplasm
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    plasmodium
    multinucleate sheet of cytoplasm characteristic of some stages of such organisms as slime molds
    cytoplast
    the intact cytoplasmic content of a cell
    cytosol
    the aqueous part of the cytoplasm within which various particles and organelles are suspended
    ectoplasm
    the outer granule-free layer of cytoplasm
    endoplasm
    the inner portion of the cytoplasm of a cell
    ground substance, hyaloplasm
    the clear nongranular portion of the cytoplasm of a cell
    central body, centrosome
    small region of cytoplasm adjacent to the nucleus; contains the centrioles and serves to organize the microtubules
    sarcoplasm
    the cytoplasm of a striated muscle fiber
    syncytium
    a mass of cytoplasm containing several nuclei and enclosed in a membrane but no internal cell boundaries (as in muscle fibers)
    type of:
    living substance, protoplasm
    the substance of a living cell (including cytoplasm and nucleus)
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