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Synonyms for protoplasm

the substance of a living cell (including cytoplasm and nucleus)

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The person who's cooking, who's handling the food, has an appreciation that this isn't just protoplasm.
In his essay on the music hall personality Marie Lloyd, Eliot prophesied, "With the decay of the music-hall, with the encroachment of the cheap and rapid-breeding cinema, the lower classes will tend to drop into the same state of protoplasm as the bourgeoisie.
An organism should be understood as an active and independent contributor to its behavior, rather than as just a passive lump of protoplasm lashed and prodded through life by forces of energy beyond its control.
Finally, the amniotic oceans of the intra and extra cellular fluid matrixes are perhaps the most archetypal representation of this life-giving protoplasm.
From the Greek syn (together) and kytos (receptacle, vessel), a multinucleate mass of protoplasm produced by the merging of cells.
Water is the major component of bacterial protoplasm and an adequate supply must be available for vegetative development.
The only reason any sane adult would oppose the simple removal of a microscopic bit of tissue from a woman's body- a piece of protoplasm as insignificant as the fingernail you regularly snip away with clippers - is the religious notion that a "soul" resides in that microscopic substance.
Eliot's often cited remark in 1922 that "With the decay of the musichall, with the encroachment of the cheap and rapid-breeding cinema, the lower classes will tend to drop into the same state of protoplasm as the bourgeoisie" (qtd.
2]O and then exposed to NaCl increments, callus quickly plasmolyzed to the extent that protoplasm fluid was almost entirely extracted and chloroplasts clumped tightly with nuclei and other cell contents (Fig 2A).
As Susan Navarette notes, "the protoplasm into which Helen's outward form eventually melts is the sublimely abject substance--indefinite, unstable, amorphous--and thus betrays its origins" in the union of an ancient, supernatural god and a human woman, made possible by the intervention of occult science (190).
The amoebae spend most of their lives as tiny amorphous blobs of streaming protoplasm crawling through the soil looking for E.
A wet stain had spread underneath it, a blob of protoplasm rising from the blue-grey carpet.
Today, we revere him for discovering, describing, and drawing 4000 species of Radiolaria: tiny, single-celled sea organisms that absorb silica and extrude glass-like skeletons, "amoeba-like drops of protoplasm, each species a translucent cage.
2 According to his theory, lately challenged by genetic issues surrounding pleomorphism, several forms of beneficial fungi exist in our bodies depending on the health of our protoplasm.
In place of the limited understanding of the cell as a bit of protoplasm, we now know that it is filled with nanobots that take the instruction sets stored in DNA and convert these instructions through a carefully orchestrated process into specific proteins as the cell need arises.