The substance of a cell, exclusive of the nucleus, which contains various organelles and inclusions within a colloidal protoplasm. See also protoplasm, hyaloplasm, cytosol. [cyto- + G. plasma, thing formed]
ground-glass c. uniform finely granular eosinophilic c. seen in hepatocytes in carriers of hepatitis B virus, and also in epidermal cells in keratoacanthoma.
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