protoplasm (pro´to-plazm)

1. Living matter, the substance of which animal and vegetable cells are formed. See also cytoplasm, nucleoplasm. 2. The total cell material, including cell organelles. Cf. cytoplasm, cytosol, hyaloplasm. plasmogen; [proto- + G. plasma, thing formed]
totipotential p. living matter with the least recognizable differentiation of structure but with the greatest potential, all cell organs being formable by it.


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