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Meaning of PLASMA MEMBRANE

Pronunciation:  'plazmu'membreyn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a thin membrane around the cytoplasm of a cell; controls passage of substances in and out of the cell
 
 Synonyms: cell membrane, cell wall
 
 See Also: cell, semipermeable membrane

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The membrane that surrounds a cell's cytoplasm, separating it from the environment. It consists of a double layer of phospholipids and has proteins embedded in it.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: a structure that binds the cell but allows for the entry and exit of certain substances.
 

 

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