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(1) The liquid component of the cytoplasm.

(2) The liquid portion of the nucleoplasm, as in nuclear hyaloplasm.


The hyaloplasm, which refers to the clear, fluid portion of the cytoplasm, contains water, minerals, ions, amino acids, sugars, etc. It is also used to refer to the clear layer along the front margin of the cytoplasm during the locomotion of cells.

Word origin: Greek hualos, glass + -plasm.


Compare: cytoplasm.

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nuclear sap and hyaloplasm

Hello. I am doing my assignment on cell biology. I can't seem to find the FUNCTIONS of the two, however, I know the definitions. Can you please help me? Thank you for your time.

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by sandyhs
Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:08 pm
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Topic: nuclear sap and hyaloplasm
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