biomembrane

noun
bio·​mem·​brane | \ -ˈmem-ˌbrān How to pronounce biomembrane (audio) \

Medical Definition of biomembrane

: a membrane either on the surface or interior of a cell that is composed of protein and lipid especially in sheets only a few molecules thick and that limits the diffusion and transport of materials

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“Biomembrane.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/biomembrane. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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