The fluid component of cytoplasm, excluding organelles and the insoluble, usually suspended, cytoplasmic components.
The fluid component of cytoplasm, excluding the organelles and insoluble components such as cytoskeletal protein filaments.
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.
Other Word Forms
Origin of cytosol
- cyto– sol(ution)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition