HyperDic: cell_membrane

English > 1 sense of the expression cell membrane:
NOUNbodycell membrane, cytomembrane, plasma membranea thin membrane (a double layer of lipids) enclosing the cytoplasm of a cell
English > cell membrane: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA 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.
Example"all cells have a cell membrane"
Synonymscytomembrane, plasma membrane
Part ofcell(biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms
Broadersemipermeable membraneA membrane (as a cell membrane) that allows some molecules to pass through but not others
Spanishcitomembrana, membrana celular, membrana citoplasmática, membrana plasmática
Catalancitomembrana, membrana cel·lular, membrana plasmàtica

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