cell wall

noun
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of cell wall

:the usually rigid nonliving permeable wall that surrounds the plasma membrane and encloses and supports the cells of most plants, bacteria, fungi, and algae — see cell illustration

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First Known Use of cell wall

1840


CELL WALL Defined for Kids

cell wall

noun

Definition of cell wall for Students

:the firm outer nonliving layer that surrounds the cell membrane and encloses and supports the cells of most plants, bacteria, and fungi

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cell wall

noun

medical Definition of cell wall

:the usually rigid nonliving permeable wall that surrounds the plasma membrane and encloses and supports the cells of most plants, bacteria, fungi, and algae

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