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


Medical Dictionary

periplast

noun peri·plast \ ˈper-ə-ˌplast \

medical Definition of periplast


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