Dictionary > Selectively-permeable membrane

Selectively-permeable membrane

Definition
noun
A membrane that is selectively permeable, i.e. being permeable to only certain molecules and not to all molecules.
Supplement
An example of such membrane is the cell membrane wherein it allows passage of only certain types of molecules by diffusion and occasionally by facilitated diffusion.
Synonyms:

See also: cell membrane


You will also like...