periplast

noun
peri·​plast | \ˈper-ə-ˌplast \

Definition of periplast 

: plasma membrane also : a proteinaceous subcellular layer below the plasma membrane especially of a euglena

First Known Use of periplast

1853, in the meaning defined above

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periplast

noun
peri·​plast | \ˈper-ə-ˌplast \

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