protoplasm: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (prō'tu-plaz"um), [key]
- (no longer in technical use) the colloidal and liquid substance of which cells are formed, excluding horny, chitinous, and other structural material; the cytoplasm and nucleus.
- the living matter of organisms regarded as the physical basis of life, having the ability to sense and conduct stimuli.
- protoplasm (Thesaurus)