groundplasm

groundplasm

[′grau̇nd‚plaz·əm]
(cell and molecular biology)
A polyphasic system in which the resolvable elements of the cytoplasm are suspended, including the larger organelles, enzymes of intermediate cell metabolism, contractile protein molecules, and the main cellular pool of soluble precursors.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.