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periplasm

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noun peri·plasm \ˈper-ə-ˌpla-zəm\

Definition of periplasm

  1. :  the region in a gram-negative bacterium between the plasma membrane and an outer surrounding membrane that contains especially enzymes and a thin layer of peptidoglycan

periplasmic

play \ˌper-ə-ˈplaz-mik\ adjective


1961

First Known Use of periplasm

1961


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