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Plasma membrane   /plˈæzmə mˈɛmbrˌeɪn/   Listen
Plasma membrane

noun
1.
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.  Synonyms: cell membrane, cytomembrane.






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