n. [Gr. arche, beginning; plasma, formed or molded]
A former name for the substance of the spindle fibers and astral rays; was thought to exist during the entire cell cycle, but to only become visible after aggregation at mitosis.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • archiplasm — ar·chi·plasm …   English syllables

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