cytomembrane
noun Date: 1962 one of the cellular membranes including those of the plasma membrane, endoplasmic reticulum, nuclear envelope, and Golgi apparatus; specifically unit membrane

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  • cytomembrane — n. [Gr. kytos, container; L. membrana, skin] The basic unit of the membrane system of a cell; unit membrane …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cytomembrane — /suy teuh mem brayn/, n. See cell membrane. [1960 65; CYTO + MEMBRANE] * * * …   Universalium

  • cytomembrane — SYN: cell membrane. * * * cy·to·mem·brane .sīt ō mem .brān n one of the cellular membranes including those of the plasma membrane, endoplasmic reticulum, nuclear envelope, and Golgi apparatus specif UNIT MEMBRANE …   Medical dictionary

  • cytomembrane — cy·to·membrane …   English syllables

  • cytomembrane — noun 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • cellmembrane — cell membrane n. The semipermeable membrane that encloses the cytoplasm of a cell. Also called cytomembrane, plasmalemma, plasma membrane. * * * …   Universalium

  • membrane — 1. A thin sheet or layer of pliable tissue, serving as a covering or envelope of a part, as the lining of a cavity, as a partition or septum, or to connect two structures. SYN: membrana [TA]. 2. SYN: biomembrane. [L. membrana, a skin or m …   Medical dictionary

  • cell membrane — noun 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: ↑cytomembrane,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • plasma membrane — noun 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • semipermeable membrane — noun a membrane (as a cell membrane) that allows some molecules to pass through but not others • Hypernyms: ↑membrane, ↑tissue layer • Hyponyms: ↑cell membrane, ↑cytomembrane, ↑plasma membrane …   Useful english dictionary

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