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Cell membrane

Definition noun plural: cell membranes ˈmembɹeɪn The cell’s outer membrane made up of a two layers of phospholipids... Read More

Hypotonic solution

Hypotonic Solution Definition What is a hypotonic solution? It refers to a solution that contains a lower amount of solute... Read More

Isotonic

Isotonic Definition What does isotonic mean? The term "isotonic" is used in physiology, anatomy, and physical chemistry.... Read More

Flaccid

Flaccid Definition Biology – What is Flaccid? In botany, the term flaccid refers to a cell that lacks turgidity, i.e. it... Read More

Diffusion

Diffusion Definition Diffusion is the net passive movement of molecules or particles from regions of higher to regions of... Read More

Semipermeable membrane

Definition noun A membrane that is selectively permeable, i.e. being permeable to only certain molecules and not to all... Read More

Osmosis

Osmosis is the net movement of solvent molecules through a semipermeable membrane. It is similar to diffusion as the... Read More

Turgidity

Turgidity is the state of being turgid or swollen, especially due to high fluid content. In general context, turgidity... Read More

Passive transport

Passive transport is a type of cellular transport in which substances such as ions and molecules move down their respective... Read More

Partially-permeable membrane

Definition noun A membrane that is selectively permeable, i.e. being permeable to only certain molecules and not to all... Read More

Selectively-permeable membrane

Definition noun A membrane that is selectively permeable, i.e. being permeable to only certain molecules and not to all... Read More

Simple diffusion

Simple Diffusion Definition What is simple diffusion? In biology, simple diffusion is a form of diffusion that does not... Read More

Selective permeability

Definition noun A feature and a function of the plasma membrane that is essential to maintain homeostasis by regulating the... Read More

Turgor

Definition noun (1) The state of being turgid; the rigid or fullness state of a cell due to high water content as a result... Read More

Ultrafiltration

Definition noun (1) A high pressure filtration through a semipermeable membrane in which colloidal particles are retained... Read More

Kidney dialysis

Kidney dialysis --> dialysis (Science: technique) The process of separating crystalloids and colloids in solution by the... Read More

Hemodialysis

Hemodialysis --> haemodialysis (Science: nephrology, procedure) The removal of certain elements from the blood by virtue of... Read More

Diffusion shell

Diffusion shell a small vessel made of a semipermeable membrane through which peptone, but not serum albumin, can pass; used... Read More

Blood-brain barrier

Definition noun A semipermeable membrane that serves as a selective barrier separating the circulating blood and the... Read More

Impermeant

Definition adjective That cannot pass through or permeate a semipermeable membrane Supplement Word origin: Latin im-,... Read More

Amphiphile

Definition noun, plural: amphiphiles A chemical compound containing both hydrophobic and hydrophilic... Read More