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cytoplasm


The cytoplasm buzzes like a New York City street.
Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  the protoplasm of a cell excluding the nucleus
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It is full of proteins that control cell metabolism.
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  • The cytoplasm buzzes like a New York City street.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Using microsurgical techniques, it was possible to remove the nucleus from a cell, or part of the cytoplasm, as neatly and cleanly as a surgeon performed an amputation.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Under the microscope, a cell looks a lot like a fried egg: It has a white (the cytoplasm) that’s full of water and proteins to keep it fed, and a yolk (the nucleus) that holds all the genetic information that makes you you.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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Associated words [difficulty]:   cytoplasm [9] , cilia [9] , mitochondria [9]
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