periplasm

play
noun peri·plasm \ˈper-ə-ˌpla-zəm\

Definition of periplasm

  1. :  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

periplasmic

play \ˌper-ə-ˈplaz-mik\ adjective

First Known Use of periplasm

1961


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up periplasm? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!