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Cell sap

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noun

(1) The liquid inside the large central vacuole of a plant cell that serves as storage of materials and provides mechanical support, especially in non-woody plants. It has also a vital role in plant cell osmosis.

(2) The cytosol, which is the watery fluid component of the cytoplasm.


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The liquid found inside the plant cell vacuole referred to as the cell sap is a dilute fluid consisting of water, amino acids, glucose and salts.


Word origin: cyto- » Greek kyto- (container, receptacle, body) + -lymph » Latin lympha, (water nymph), from Greek numphē (young bride, water nymph).

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