HyperDic: cytomembrane

English > 1 sense of the word cytomembrane:
NOUNbodycytomembrane, cell membrane, plasma membranea thin membrane (a double layer of lipids) enclosing the cytoplasm of a cell
English > cytomembrane: 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.
Synonymscell membrane, 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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