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The term paraplasm (Gr. paraplasma = “structure”) refers to deposits in the cytoplasm of cells. These are both reserve substances such as fats and carbohydrates, often starch, and metabolic degradation products (excretions)

The paraplasm as undifferentiated plasma constituents is also contrasted with the deutoplasm (gr. deuto- = “the second”), which denotes all inclusion bodies such as lipid droplets, yolk clots or pigment bodies.