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Paraplasm

Definition
noun
(1) A metaplastic substance; an abnormal growth.
(2) Archaic term for hyaloplasm, the more transparent, fluid material between the meshes of the cytoplasm.
(3) Cell inclusion.
Supplement
Word origin: para-+ Greek plasma: a thing formed.

Related forms: paraplasmic (adjective)
Synonym: hyaloplasm


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