Part of speech: noun

A semiliquid, viscid substance that forms the principal portion of an animal or vegetable cell.

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Usage examples "protoplasm":

  1. It may take the protoplasm a longer time to turn all this out, but it is a bigger job and time is of small account in such a consideration. - "Heart and Soul", Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post).
  2. Whether all the materials used by the cells actually become a part of the protoplasm is not known. - "Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools", Francis M. Walters, A.M..
  3. You mean that protoplasm has gone out? - "Questionable Shapes", William Dean Howells.