Cyclical streaming of the cytoplasm of plant cells, conspicuous in giant internodal cells of algae such as Chara, in pollen tubes and in stamen hairs of Tradescantia. Term also used to denote cyclical movement of food vacuoles from mouth to cytoproct in ciliate protozoa.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Cyclosis — Cy*clo sis (s? kl? s?s), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ky klwsis circulation, from kykloy^n. See {Cyclone}.] (Bot.) The circulation or movement of protoplasmic granules within a living vegetable cell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cyclosis — [sī klō′sis] n. [ModL < Gr kyklōsis, an enveloping, surrounding < kykloun, to encircle < kyklos, a circle: see WHEEL] a regular cyclic movement of protoplasm within a cell …   English World dictionary

  • cyclosis — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek kyklōsis encirclement, from kykloun to go around Date: 1835 the streaming of protoplasm within a cell …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cyclosis — /suy kloh sis/, n., pl. cycloses / seez/. Biol. the movement of protoplasm within a cell. [1825 35; < Gk kýklosis an encircling. See CYCL , OSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • cyclosis — noun the circulation of protoplasm within a cell …   Wiktionary

  • cyclosis — The movement of the protoplasm and contained plastids within the protozoan cell. [G., fr. kykloo, to move around] * * * cy·clo·sis sī klō səs n, pl ses .sēz the streaming of protoplasm within a cell * * * cy·clo·sis (si kloґsis) [Gr.… …   Medical dictionary

  • cyclosis — n. movement of protoplasm in a cell (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cyclosis — cy·clo·sis …   English syllables

  • cyclosis — cy•clo•sis [[t]saɪˈkloʊ sɪs[/t]] n. pl. ses ( sēz). cbl streaming 2) • Etymology: 1825–35; < Gk kýklōsis the act of encircling =kyklō , var. s. ofkykloûnto encircle, der. ofkýklos(see cycle) + ōsis osis …   From formal English to slang

  • cyclosis — noun the circulation of cytoplasm within a cell • Syn: ↑streaming • Hypernyms: ↑organic phenomenon …   Useful english dictionary

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