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[plaz-muh-jel] /ˈplæz məˌdʒɛl/

the gelatinous outer layer of cytoplasm of the pseudopod of an ameba, beneath the cell membrane.
another name for ectoplasm (sense 1)

plasmagel plas·ma·gel (plāz’mə-jěl’)
A jellylike state of cytoplasm, characteristically occurring in the pseudopod of the amoeba.


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