cytomembrane


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cell mem·brane

the protoplasmic boundary of all cells that controls permeability and may serve other functions through surface specializations, for example, active ion transport absorption by formation of pinocytotic vesicles or receptor-mediated antigen recognition; its fine structure is trilaminar and consists of the electron-dense lamina externa and lamina interna with an electron-lucent lamina intermedia.

cytomembrane

(sī′tə-mĕm′brān)
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This phenomenon may prove the hypothesis that K+ ions in vacuoles are replaced by excessive cytoplasmic Na ions for the maintenance of cytoplasmic K+, and then the protection of cytomembrane in Swiss chard.
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Sections were observed under a light microscope (Nikon, Japan) and positive staining was defined as brown particles in the cytomembrane or cytoplasm.