noun Etymology: New Latin sarcoplasma Date: 1899 the cytoplasm of a striated muscle fiber • sarcoplasmic adjective

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  • Sarcoplasm — The Sarcoplasm of a muscle fiber is comparable to the cytoplasm of other cells, but it houses unusually large amounts of glycosomes (granules of stored glycogen) and significant amounts of myoglobin, an oxygen binding protein. The calcium… …   Wikipedia

  • sarcoplasm — n. [Gr. sarx, flesh; plasma, formed or molded] The undifferentiated protoplasm of a muscle cell; between the myofibrils …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • sarcoplasm — Cytoplasm of striated muscle fibre …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • sarcoplasm — /sahr keuh plaz euhm/, n. Biol. the cytoplasm of a striated muscle fiber. [1895 1900; SARCO + PLASM] * * * …   Universalium

  • sarcoplasm — noun The interfibrillar cytoplasm of striated muscle …   Wiktionary

  • sarcoplasm — The nonfibrillar cytoplasm of a muscle fiber. [sarco + G. plasma, a thing formed] * * * sar·co·plasm sär kə .plaz əm n the cytoplasm of a striated muscle fiber compare MYOPLASM * * * n. the cytoplasm of muscle cells. * * * sar·co·plasm (sahrґko… …   Medical dictionary

  • sarcoplasm — [ sα:kə(ʊ)plaz(ə)m] noun Physiology the cytoplasm of striated muscle cells. Derivatives sarcoplasmic adjective Origin C19: from Gk sarx, sark flesh + plasma …   English new terms dictionary

  • sarcoplasm — sar·co·plasm …   English syllables

  • sarcoplasm — myoplasm; n. the cytoplasm of muscle cells …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • sarcoplasm — sar•co•plasm [[t]ˈsɑr kəˌplæz əm[/t]] n. hic (lab cbl) the cytoplasm of a striated muscle fiber • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

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