plasmalemma

noun

plas·​ma·​lem·​ma ˌplaz-mə-ˈle-mə How to pronounce plasmalemma (audio)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from plasma + Greek lemma husk — more at lemma

First Known Use

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plasmalemma was circa 1923

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Cite this Entry

“Plasmalemma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plasmalemma. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition

plasmalemma

noun
plas·​ma·​lem·​ma ˌplaz-mə-ˈlem-ə How to pronounce plasmalemma (audio)
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