periplast definition

  • noun:
    • An outer layer surrounding the cellular membrane layer of certain microorganisms, eg a spirochete.
    • A cell membrane or mobile wall surface.
    • Alternative form of periblast..
    • Same as periblast.
    • The intercellular substance, matrix, or stroma of an organ or structure of this human body, containing and giving support to the cells or other formations which are unusual to these types of organ or structure.
    • The peripheral or cytoplasmic portion of the cell, as distinguished from endoplast, or nucleus: identical to periblast.
    • An indefinite term when it comes to attraction-sphere for the cellular.

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