It was an amoeba, another of those single-celled, protoplasmic mounds of flesh.
protoplasmic movements, you know, and unicellular plants and animals.
If no more protein is being eaten than is necessary for the protoplasmic wastage, these two figures should be about the same.
A neurone35 is a protoplasmic cell, with its outgrowing fibers.
There would first obviously appear a vertical furrow at the formative or protoplasmic pole.
His cross-eyes, his crooked nose, his artistic talents—all these pre-existed in the form of a protoplasmic cell.
Some investigators are now inclined to the opinion that protoplasmic continuity may be of universal occurrence in plants.
No protoplasmic being could exist under the direct rays of the Blue Sun.
Thus for hours, perhaps, it remained stationary, one of many such rays of some of the many kinds of protoplasmic stars.
These phenomena can only be produced in cells where the protoplasmic lining is intact and alive.
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.