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protoplasm

pro·to·plasm

protoplasm

pronunciation:
pro t plae zm
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part of speech: noun
definition: a complex translucent colorless jelly regarded as the physical basis of all living matter and life functions.
derivations: protoplasmal (adj.), protoplasmic (adj.)
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The word protoplasm contains the following parts:
proto, prot Greek root that means first, original, primitive
synonyms:
prim, princ, arch, archi, arche (archae), archeo, (archaeo), -arch, -archy