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[noo-klee-uh-plaz-uh m, nyoo-] /ˈnu kli əˌplæz əm, ˈnyu-/
noun, Cell Biology
the protoplasm of the nucleus of a cell.
Also called karyoplasm.
Origin of nucleoplasm
1885-90; nucleo- + -plasm
Related forms
nucleoplasmic, nucleoplasmatic
[noo-klee-oh-plaz-mat-ik, nyoo-] /ˌnu kli oʊ plæzˈmæt ɪk, ˌnyu-/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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  • It comprises the cell-protoplasm and a nucleus imbedded in it whose substance is known as the nucleoplasm.

    Sex Henry Stanton
British Dictionary definitions for nucleoplasm


the protoplasm in the nucleus of a plant or animal cell that surrounds the chromosomes and nucleolus Also called karyoplasm
Derived Forms
nucleoplasmic, nucleoplasmatic, adjective
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nucleoplasm in Medicine

nucleoplasm nu·cle·o·plasm (nōō'klē-ə-plāz'əm, nyōō'-)
Protoplasm of a cell nucleus. Also called karyoplasm.

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nucleoplasm in Science
The jellylike material within a cell nucleus, containing the nucleolus and chromatin. See more at nucleus.
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