Definition of Cytomembrane

1. 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"

Exact synonyms: Cell Membrane, Plasma Membrane
Group relationships: Cell
Generic synonyms: Semipermeable Membrane



Definition of Cytomembrane

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Medical Definition of Cytomembrane

1. The structure enveloping a cell, enclosing the cytoplasm and forming a selective permeability barrier. It consists of lipids, proteins and some carbohydrates, the lipids thought to form a bilayer in which integral proteins are embedded to varying degrees. Synonym: plasma membrane. (26 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cytomembrane

cytolysosome
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cytomegalic
cytomegalic cells
cytomegalic inclusion disease
cytomegalovirus disease
cytomegalovirus infections
cytomegalovirus polyradiculopathy
cytomegalovirus retinitis
cytomegaloviruses
cytomegaly
cytomembrane (current term)
cytomembranes
cytometaplasia
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cytomorphologic
cytomorphological
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cytomorphosis
cyton

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