Cytoplasm (noun)

The material or protoplasm within a cell, excluding the nucleus.


Late 19th century; from greek kytos "cell" + -plasm.


  1. Cytoplasm contains various organelles that perform specific functions.
  2. The cytoplasm provides the necessary environment for the metabolic processes of the cell.
  3. Mitosis occurs in the cytoplasm and is critical to the division of cells.
  4. The cytoplasm is the main component of the cytoplasmic matrix.
  5. The cytoplasm is the site of many important cellular reactions and processes.
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