Crossword clues for nucleoplasm
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Nucleoplasm \Nu"cle*o*plasm\, n. [Nucleus + -plasm.] (Biol.) The matter composing the nucleus of a cell; the protoplasm of the nucleus; karyoplasma.
n. The protoplasm of a cell nucleus.
n. the protoplasm that constitutes the nucleus of a cell [syn: karyoplasm]
Similar to the cytoplasm of a cell, the nucleus contains 'nucleoplasm, karyoplasm, or nucleus sap. The nucleoplasm is one of the types of protoplasm, and it is enveloped by the nuclear membrane or nuclear envelope. The nucleoplasm includes the chromosomes and nucleoli. Many substances such as nucleotides (necessary for purposes such as the replication of DNA) and enzymes (which direct activities that take place in the nucleus) are dissolved in the nucleoplasm. The soluble, liquid portion of the nucleoplasm is called the nucleosol or nuclear hyaloplasm.