cytoplasmic matrix
(si\'to-plaz\'mik)
The protoplasm of a cell that lies within the plasma membrane and outside any other organelles. In bacteria it is the substance between the cell membrane and the nucleoid.

Microbiology. . 2009.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • cytoplasmic matrix — the fluid substance of the cytoplasm that fills the spaces between organelles and within the cytoskeleton …   Medical dictionary

  • matrix — 1. [NA] The formative portion of a tooth or a nail. 2. The intercellular substance of a tissue. 3. A surrounding substance within which something is contained or embedded, e.g., the fatty tissue in which blood vessel s or …   Medical dictionary

  • Matrix (biology) — In biology, matrix (plural: matrices) is the material (or tissue) between animal or plant cells, in which more specialized structures are embedded, and a specific part of the mitochondrion that is the site of oxidation of organic molecules. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Cytosol — The cytosol is a crowded solution of many different types of molecules that fills much of the volume of cells.[1] The cytosol or intracellular fluid (or cytoplasmic matrix) is the liquid found inside cells, that is separated into compartments by… …   Wikipedia

  • Erythropoiesis — is the process by which red blood cells (erythrocytes) are produced. In human adults, this usually occurs within the bone marrow. In the early fetus, erythropoiesis takes place in the mesodermal cells of the yolk sac. By the third or fourth month …   Wikipedia

  • Cilio — Imagen de microscopía electrónica de barrido de una muestra de epitelio cúbico monoestratificado de los bronquiolos, en la que se observan algunas células ciliadas y otras no ciliadas con microvellosidades. Los cilios (Et: del latín cilĭum …   Wikipedia Español

  • endoplasmic reticulum — (en do plas mik rē tik u lum) A system of membranous tubules and flattened sacs (cisternae) in the cytoplasmic matrix of eucaryotic cells. Rough or granular endoplasmic reticulum (RER or GER) bears ribosomes on its surface; smooth or agranular… …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • inclusion bodies — Granules of organic or inorganic material lying in the cytoplasmic matrix of bacteria …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • intermediate filaments — (in ter me de it fil ah ments) Small protein filaments, about 8 to 10 nm in diameter, in the cytoplasmic matrix of eucaryotic cells that are important in cell structure …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • microfilaments — (mi kro fil ah ments) Protein filaments, about 4 to 7 nm in diameter, that are present in the cytoplasmic matrix of eucaryotic cells and play a role in cell structure and motion …   Dictionary of microbiology

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”