Each one is simply a specially contractile continuation of the protoplasm of the cell-body.
Without their spirit life might never have moved out of protoplasm.
By "matter" he did not mean to specialise rocks any more than protoplasm or ether.
The thing of protoplasm nearest me was moving but I was no longer interested.
If the phenomena exhibited by water are its properties, so are those presented by protoplasm, living or dead, its properties.
Spongioplasm: the net-like structure of protoplasm in a cell.
The remainder of the protoplasm probably becomes fluid, and afterwards forms the plasma in which the corpuscles float.
He might as well have asked me my grandmother's opinion of protoplasm.
A cell consists of a mass of protoplasm, generally enclosed in a cell membrane, and containing a nucleus and nucleolus.
These are two "cells," or masses of protoplasm, adhering to each other.
1848, from German Protoplasma (1846), used by German botanist Hugo von Mohl (1805-1872), on notion of "first-formed," from Greek proto- "first" (see proto-) + plasma "something molded" (see -plasm).
The word was in Late Latin with a sense of "first created thing," and it might have existed in ecclesiastical Greek in a different sense. It was used 1839 by Czech physiologist Johannes Evangelista Purkinje (1787-1869) to denote the gelatinous fluid found in living tissue. The modern meaning is a refinement of this. This word prevailed, though German language purists preferred Urschleim "original mucus."
protoplasm pro·to·plasm (prō'tə-plāz'əm)
The complex, semifluid, translucent substance that constitutes the living matter of plant and animal cells and manifests the essential life functions of a cell. Composed of proteins, fats, and other molecules suspended in water, it includes the nucleus and cytoplasm.