Cytomembrane | definition of cytomembrane by Medical dictionary
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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.
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Sections were observed under a light microscope (Nikon, Japan) and positive staining was defined as brown particles in the cytomembrane