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[met-uh-plaz-uh m] /ˈmɛt əˌplæz əm/

Cell Biology. the nonliving matter or inclusions, as starch or pigments, within a cell.

the nonliving constituents, such as starch and pigment granules, of the cytoplasm of a cell

metaplasm met·a·plasm (mět’ə-plāz’əm)
See cell inclusion.
met’a·plas’tic (-plās’tĭk) adj.


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