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- (AlteRNA tive spelling: sphaeroplast). A microbial or plant cell from which most of the cell wall has been removed, usually by enzymatic treatment. Strictly, in a spheroplast, some of the cell wall remains, while in a protoplast the cell wall has been completely removed. In practice, the two words are often used interchangeably.
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- cell plate, lipopolysaccharide, macerate, microplast, middle lamella, periplasm, plasmalemma, plasmodesma, primary cell wall, protoplast, secondary cell wall, septum, sieve cell, sieve plate, wall pressure