HyperDic: plasma_membrane

English > 1 sense of the expression plasma membrane:
NOUNbodyplasma membrane, cell membrane, cytomembranea thin membrane (a double layer of lipids) enclosing the cytoplasm of a cell
English > plasma 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.
Synonymscell membrane, cytomembrane
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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