n. [Gr. deuteros, second; plasma, formed or molded]
A substance other than the nucleus and cytoplasm in a cell, esp. yolk in an egg cell; metaplasm; see energid.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • deuteroplasm — SYN: deutoplasm. [deutero + G. plasma, thing formed] * * * deu·tero·plasm (dooґtər o plaz″əm) [deutero + plasm] the passive or inactive materials in protoplasm, especially reserve foodstuffs, such as yolk …   Medical dictionary

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  • deutoplasm — The yolk of a meroblastic egg; the nonliving material in the cytoplasm, especially that stored in the ovum as food for the developing embryo, the commonest types being lipoid droplets and yolk granules. SYN: deuteroplasm. [deuto + G. plasma,… …   Medical dictionary

  • deutoplasm — См. deuteroplasm …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • metaplastic — Pertaining to metaplasia or metaplasis. * * * meta·plas·tic plas tik adj relating to or produced by metaplasia * * * meta·plas·tic (met″ə plasґtik) pertaining to or characterized by metaplasia. 2. formed by or of the nature of… …   Medical dictionary

  • telolecithal — Denoting an ovum in which a large amount of deuteroplasm or yolk accumulates at the vegetative pole, as in the eggs of birds and reptiles. [G. telos, end, + G. lekithos, yolk] * * * telo·lec·i·thal .tel ō les ə thəl, .tēl adj of an egg having the …   Medical dictionary

  • metaplasm — meta·plasm (metґə plaz″əm) [meta + plasm] deuteroplasm …   Medical dictionary

  • deuter- — I. combining form or deutero Etymology: alteration (influenced by Late Latin deutero ) of earlier deutro , from Middle English, modification of Late Latin deutero , from Greek deuter , deutero , from deuteros second; probably akin to Latin dudum… …   Useful english dictionary

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