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MembraneEndomembrane systemCell envelopeCell membrane

Definition

The cell membrane is the selectively permeable membrane which separates the cytoplasm from its surroundings. Known as the cell inner membrane in prokaryotes with 2 membranes.

Synonyms

Cytoplasmic membrane
Plasmalemma
Plasma membrane

Category

› Cellular component

Keywords

Cell membrane

Gene Ontology

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GOi

plasma membrane [ GO:0005886 ]
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