|white blood cell having a large, spherical nucleus surrounded by thin layer of nongranular cytoplasm|
|neutrophil cell, especially an abundant type of granular white blood cell|
cytoplasm cy·to·plasm (sī'tə-plāz'əm)
The protoplasm outside a cell nucleus.
|cytoplasm (sī'tə-plāz'əm) Pronunciation Key
The jellylike material that makes up much of a cell inside the cell membrane, and, in eukaryotic cells, surrounds the nucleus. The organelles of eukaryotic cells, such as mitochondria, the endoplasmic reticulum, and (in green plants) chloroplasts, are contained in the cytoplasm. The cytoplasm and the nucleus make up the cell's protoplasm. See more at cell.