Hygroplasm
Hygroplasm Hy"gro*plasm, n. [Gr. ? wet + ? form, mold.] (Biol.) The fluid portion of the cell protoplasm, in opposition to stereoplasm, the solid or insoluble portion. The latter is supposed to be partly nutritive and partly composed of idioplasm. [1913 Webster]

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  • Idioplasma — Id i*o*plas ma, n. [NL., fr. Gr. i dios proper, peculiar + ? a form, mold.] (Biol.) That portion of the cell protoplasm which is the seat of all active changes, and which carries on the function of hereditary transmission; distinguished from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stereoplasm — Ste re*o*plasm, n. [Stereo + Gr. ? anything formed or molded.] (Biol.) The solid or insoluble portion of the cell protoplasm. See {Hygroplasm}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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