plasma membrane

plasma membrane
a thin membrane (a double layer of lipids) enclosing the cytoplasm of a cell; proteins in the membrane control passage of ions (like sodium or potassium or calcium) in and out of the cell

all cells have a cell membrane

Syn: ↑cell membrane, ↑cytomembrane
Hypernyms: ↑semipermeable membrane
Part Holonyms: ↑cell

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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