unit membrane


unit membrane

noun

Definition of UNIT MEMBRANE

:  the limiting membrane of cells and various organelles viewed formerly as a 3-layered structure with an inner lipid layer and two outer protein layers and currently as a fluid phospholipid bilayer with intercalating proteins

First Known Use of UNIT MEMBRANE

1959

unit membrane

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of UNIT MEMBRANE

: the limiting membrane of cells and various organelles viewed formerly as a 3-layered structure with an inner lipid layer and two outer protein layers and currently as a fluid phospholipid bilayer with intercalated proteins

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