semipermeable membrane

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semipermeable membrane

A substance which allows solvent molecules to pass through but not solute molecules.
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Noun1.semipermeable membrane - a membrane (as a cell membrane) that allows some molecules to pass through but not others
cell membrane, cytomembrane, plasma membrane - a thin membrane (a double layer of lipids) enclosing the cytoplasm of a cell; proteins in the membrane control passage of ions (like sodium or potassium or calcium) in and out of the cell; "all cells have a cell membrane"
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
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This differs from post-combustion capture, where permeable as well as semipermeable membranes are used and gas separation is done by some physical or chemical interaction.
He was awarded the Nobel Prize for discovering aquaporin, the structure that allows water molecules egress across semipermeable membranes.
The representation provides an introduction to semipermeable membranes, making connections between the apparent odor of the cologne and passage of only certain materials through the latex membrane.