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cell membrane

n.
The semipermeable membrane that encloses the cytoplasm of a cell. Also called cytomembrane, plasmalemma, plasma membrane.

cell membrane

n
(Biology) a very thin membrane, composed of lipids and protein, that surrounds the cytoplasm of a cell and controls the passage of substances into and out of the cell. Also called: plasmalemma or plasma membrane

cell′ mem`brane


n.
the semipermeable membrane enclosing the cytoplasm of a cell.
[1865–70]

cell membrane

The thin membrane that forms the outer surface of the protoplasm of a cell and regulates the passage of materials in and out of the cell. It is made up of proteins and lipids.

cell membrane

The outer boundary of a cell.
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Noun1.cell membrane - a thin membrane (a double layer of lipids) enclosing the cytoplasm of a cellcell 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"
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
semipermeable membrane - a membrane (as a cell membrane) that allows some molecules to pass through but not others
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The most dominant active substance in those contact lens solutions was polyhexamethylene biguanide, which initiates an attack right at the bacterial surface through to the cytoplasm and cytoplasmic membrane.
The cytoplasmic membrane of the absorptive cells was notched toward cytoplasm where a large number of multi-vesicular bodies were distributed and the nucleus was located on the proximal base.
Partially purified cytoplasmic membrane fragments derived from 24 hours old cultures of poultry isolates of Escherichia coli and Salmonella sp.
coli K-12 was fused to the N terminal of the optimized hGH gene to assist in protein secretion across the cytoplasmic membrane.
coli, like other members of Enterobacteriaceae, consists of 3 layers: the cytoplasmic membrane, a peptidoglycan layer, and the outer membrane.
Our results on structural integrity of the outer membrane have some degree of relationship on previous research on role of tolC deletion on integrity of the outer membrane defects such as depletion of essential metabolites, cytoplasmic membrane stress and alteration in NAD+/NADH ratios have been reported in literature (Dhamdhere and Zgurskaya, 2010).
According to microscopic observation of embryo cells of Siberian wildrye seeds, the structure of embryo cells, cytoplasmic membrane, nucleus and mitochondria were discussed (Fig.
The granulosa cells and oocyte were studied to find the integrity of the cytoplasmic membrane, the mitochondrial cristae, nuclear membrane, density of cytoplasm, cytoplasmic organelles, the numbers and size of vesicles in the cytoplasm and attachment of the cytoplasm to granulosa cells.
Objective: The export of proteins across the cytoplasmic membrane is an essential function for all cells.
B, The weak expression of FRA by IHC analysis in cytoplasmic membrane of normal breast ductal cells (original magnifications X400 [A and B]).
It has been suggested that CsA acts by interacting with cytoplasmic membrane and activates the intracellular calcium pathway, or binds to cytoplasmic proteins (Parra, 2003).
coli cells grown on normal medium displayed a cell wall composed of outer membrane and cytoplasmic membrane enclosing a periplasmic space.

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