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plasma membrane

noun

Definition of PLASMA MEMBRANE

:  a semipermeable limiting layer of cell protoplasm —called also cell membrane — see cell illustration

First Known Use of PLASMA MEMBRANE

1893
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plasma membrane

noun

Medical Definition of PLASMA MEMBRANE

:  a semipermeable limiting layer of cell protoplasm consisting of a fluid phospholipid bilayer with intercalated proteins—called also cell membrane, plasmalemma

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