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[[Cell membrane]]
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=== Definition ===
  
(Science: [[cell]] biology) The [[structure]] enveloping a [[cell]], enclosing the [[cytoplasm]] and forming a selective [[permeability]] [[barrier]].
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'''noun'''
  
It consists of [[lipids]], [[proteins]] and some [[carbohydrates]], the [[lipids]] thought to [[form]] a bilayer in which [[integral proteins]] are embedded to [[varying]] [[degrees]].
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''singular: cell membrane''
  
Synonym: [[plasma membrane]].
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[sɛl ˈmembɹeɪns]
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Plural form of '''[[cell membrane]]''', (syn. ''plasma membrane'') the cell’s [[outer membrane]] made up of a two layers of [[phospholipids]] with embedded [[proteins]], and separates the contents of the [[cell]] from its outside [[environment]], as well as regulates what enters and exits the [[cell]]
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=== See: [[Cell membrane]] for further information. ===

Latest revision as of 03:45, 7 July 2019

Definition

noun

singular: cell membrane

[sɛl ˈmembɹeɪns]


Plural form of cell membrane, (syn. plasma membrane) the cell’s outer membrane made up of a two layers of phospholipids with embedded proteins, and separates the contents of the cell from its outside environment, as well as regulates what enters and exits the cell


See: Cell membrane for further information.