transmembrane

adjective

trans·​mem·​brane (ˌ)tran(t)s-ˈmem-ˌbrān How to pronounce transmembrane (audio)
(ˌ)tranz-
: taking place or existing across a membrane
a transmembrane protein

Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of transmembrane was in 1944

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“Transmembrane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transmembrane. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

transmembrane

adjective

: taking place, existing, or arranged from one side to the other of a membrane
a transmembrane potential
transmembrane proteins
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