Synonyms and Antonyms for plasma-membrane

1. plasma membrane (n.)

a thin membrane (a double layer of lipids) enclosing the cytoplasm of a cell; proteins in the membrane control passage of ions (like sodium or potassium or calcium) in and out of the cell

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2. membrane-forming (adj.)

characterized by formation of a membrane (or something resembling a membrane)

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3. membrane (n.)

a thin pliable sheet of material

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5. plasma (n.)

the colorless watery fluid of the blood and lymph that contains no cells, but in which the blood cells (erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes) are suspended

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6. plasma (n.)

(physical chemistry) a fourth state of matter distinct from solid or liquid or gas and present in stars and fusion reactors; a gas becomes a plasma when it is heated until the atoms lose all their electrons, leaving a highly electrified collection of nuclei and free electrons

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7. plasma (n.)

a green slightly translucent variety of chalcedony used as a gemstone

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