cyclosis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cyclosis the circulation of cytoplasm within a cell
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cyclosis (Bot) The circulation or movement of protoplasmic granules within a living vegetable cell.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cyclosis In zoöl., physiol., and botany, circulation, as of blood or other fluid: in zoölogy, especially applied to the currents in which circulate the finely granular protoplasmic substances in Protozoa, Infusoria, etc., as within the body of members of the genus Paramecium, and the pseudopods of foraminifers; in botany, originally, to the movement occasionally observable in the latex of plants, now to the streaming movement of protoplasm within the cell.
    • n cyclosis In physical, the existence of cycles.
    • n cyclosis In mathematics, the occurrence of closed paths.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cyclosis sī-klō′sis circulation, as of blood.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. ky`klwsis circulation, from kykloy^n. See Cyclone