cell wall

  1. a rigid layer of polysaccharides enclosing the membrane of plant and prokaryotic cells; maintains the shape of the cell and serves as a protective barrier
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  • Soap destroys the cell walls of bacteria.
  • Bacteria in this group lack cell walls and cannot survive outside the cells of the organisms they parasitize.
  • • Healthy fats to keep their cell walls integral but permeable -- such as omega-3 fats, and phosphatidylserine and phosphatidyl choline, available from foods and supplements Alison Rose Levy: Fix Your Mood with Brain Food
  • When calcium is desorbed from the cell wall, it becomes looser and the pore sizes in it increases.
  • The direction of cell growth is determined by the orientation of the cellulose fibrils in the cell wall.
  • For example, microcrystalline pyrite is ubiquitous on the inner surface of cell walls, within lignified cell walls and in the middle lamella.
  • Thus, there must be an efficient transport system to shuttle them across the various layers of membrane and cell wall, and the outer cell wall must also possess a biocatalyst that takes care of the mineral's reduction.
  • The doctor explained that, in order of severity, cervical dysplasia is mild, moderate and severe, followed by carcinoma in situ [early cancer that had broken through the cell walls], and then invasive cancer. Patricia Yarberry Allen: What to Do if You Have Genital HPV
  • In the inner heartwood, these bodies were rarefying and cell walls became impregnated by a brown colour.
  • When the cure was complete, the probe was raised to lift the entire cell wall above the water level.
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