periplasm

noun
peri·​plasm | \ ˈper-ə-ˌpla-zəm How to pronounce periplasm (audio) \

Definition of periplasm

: 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

Other Words from periplasm

periplasmic \ ˌper-​ə-​ˈplaz-​mik How to pronounce periplasmic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of periplasm

1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Periplasm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/periplasm. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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