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envelope

 [en´vĕ-lōp]
1. an encompassing structure or membrane.
2. in virology, the outer lipoprotein coat of a large virus, surrounding the capsid and usually furnished, at least partially, by the host cell. Called also peplos.
3. in bacteriology, the cell wall and the plasma membrane considered together.
nuclear envelope the condensed double layer of lipids and proteins enclosing the cell nucleus and separating it from the cytoplasm; its two concentric membranes, inner and outer, are separated by a perinuclear space.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pep·los

(pep'lōs),
The coat or envelope of lipoprotein material that surrounds certain virions.
[G. an outer garment worn by women]
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pep·los

(pep'lōs)
The coat or envelope of lipoprotein material that surrounds certain virions.
[G. an outer garment worn by women]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012