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Living substance   /lˈɪvɪŋ sˈəbstəns/   Listen
Living substance

The substance of a living cell (including cytoplasm and nucleus).  Synonym: protoplasm.

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"Living substance" Quotes from Famous Books

... doubt, not of the power of our instrument, for that is nil, but whether we ourselves possess the intellectual elements which will ever enable us to grapple with the ultimate structural energies of nature. [Footnote: 'In using the expression "one sort of living substance" I must guard against being supposed to mean that any kind of living protoplasm is homogeneous. Hyaline though it may appear, we are not at present able to assign any limit to its complexity of structure.'—Burdon Sanderson, in the 'British Medical Journal,' January ...
— Fragments of science, V. 1-2 • John Tyndall

Words linked to "Living substance" :   thrombocyte, substance, nucleoplasm, karyoplasm, cytoplasm, cytol, plasm, platelet, blood platelet, germ plasm

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