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The semipermeable membrane surrounding the cytoplasm of a cell.
- ‘Each muscle fibre is surrounded by a cell membrane, which allows the contents of the fibres to be quite different from that of the body fluids outside them.’
- ‘In this stage, the viral membrane and the host cell membrane are linked and reversible conducting pores are formed.’
- ‘In conclusion it will be noted that the rate of loss of cholesterol from the cell membrane depends on the chemical activity of cholesterol.’
- ‘Necrosis is a spontaneous and unregulated process that results in disintegration of the cell membrane and its organelles.’
- ‘Membrane compartmentalization may be a general feature of the cell membrane for all the mammalian cells’
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