Definition of unit membrane in English:

unit membrane

Syllabification: u·nit mem·brane

noun

Biology
A lipoprotein membrane that encloses many cells and cell organelles and is composed of two electron-dense layers enclosing a less dense layer.
More example sentences
  • A cholesterol-containing unit membrane defines the cell body; however, there is no periplasm providing rigidity for the cell.
  • The ER is made up of two unit membranes enclosing a lumen in between.
  • The inner membrane composition is phospholipid with many integral proteins (as in bacterial unit membranes)

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