permeable


per·me·able

adjective \ˈpər-mē-ə-bəl\

: allowing liquids or gases to pass through

Full Definition of PERMEABLE

:  capable of being permeated :  penetrable; especially :  having pores or openings that permit liquids or gases to pass through <a permeable membrane> <permeable limestone>

Examples of PERMEABLE

  1. The cell has a permeable membrane.
  2. <a permeable fabric that allows your body heat to escape will be much more comfortable in the summertime>

First Known Use of PERMEABLE

15th century

Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate

per·me·able

adjective \ˈpər-mē-ə-bəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PERMEABLE

: capable of being permeated; especially : having pores or openings that permit liquids or gases to pass through <a permeable membrane>

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