What does the word protoplasm mean?

Usage examples for protoplasm

  1. She saw neither the beauty nor the significance of those grimy warehouses thrusting up along the muddy river amid the steam and the smoke- caverns that concealed hardware, tools, groceries, lumber,- all the raw protoplasm of life. – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  2. At the present time every educated person knows that the life of animals and plants alike depends on the fact that their bodies are composed of a living material called protoplasm, a material which is identical in every important respect in both kingdoms of the living world. – Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work by P. Chalmers Mitchell
  3. Yet within the space of a few days every woman in the country melted into quivering protoplasm at the very thought of this mystery man! – The Double Spy by Dan T. Moore

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