semipermeable membrane

NOUN
  1. a membrane (as a cell membrane) that allows some molecules to pass through but not others
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How To Use semipermeable membrane In A Sentence

  • A semipermeable membrane allows small solvent molecules to pass through, but not the larger solute molecules.
  • Diffusion of water across a semipermeable membrane such as the cell's plasma membrane is known as diffusion.
  • Methods Core tablets containing osmotic active agent were prepared by direct compression and spray coated with swelling layer and semipermeable membrane subsequently.
  • Graham found that the rate at which some substances, such as inorganic salts, pass through a semipermeable membrane is up to 50 times as great as the rate at which other substances, such as proteins, do so.
  • The passive movement of fluid through a semipermeable membrane from a region of lower solute concentration to a region of higher solute concentration.
  • The analogy emerges that some hybrid zones act as semipermeable membranes that provide a conduit for gene flow at some loci and restrict it at others.
  • Also, because of the different concentrations of calcium salts in a slab from one spot to the next, it's possible for semipermeable membrane effects to generate high water pressure in localized areas.
  • With water potential in the plant at less than zero all the time, positive turgor is possible in cells only in the presence of solutes and the delineating semipermeable membrane backed by the mechanically strong wall.
  • People who believe in God generally believe whether they know it or not in precisely such a semipermeable membrane separating an outside Deity from an inside “me.” In the Valley of the Shadow
  • If a U-shaped glass tube were divided in two by a semipermeable membrane and filled with two solutions the osmotic pressure could be shown.
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