Cytosol definition

sītə-sôl, -sŏl
The fluid component of cytoplasm, excluding organelles and the insoluble, usually suspended, cytoplasmic components.
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The fluid component of cytoplasm, excluding the organelles and insoluble components such as cytoskeletal protein filaments.
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The fluid component of cytoplasm, containing the insoluble, suspended cytoplasmic components. In prokaryotes, all chemical reactions take place in the cytosol. In eukaryotes, the cytosol surrounds the organelles.
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(cytology) The aqueous solution of a cell's cytoplasm, consisting of water, organic molecules and inorganic ions.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cytosol
Plural:
cytosols

Origin of cytosol

  • cyto– sol(ution)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition