Cell Organelles: The Plasma Membrane
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Cell Organelles: The Plasma Membrane


This lesson will describe the structure and function of the plasma membrane of a cell.

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  • Plasma Membrane

    The outermost layer of a cell, made up of a phospholipid bilayer, which controls what enters and exits the cell

  • ​Selectively Permeable

    ​A feature of the plasma membrane that allows it to regulate what crosses through it

  • ​Phospholipid

    ​A lipid made of a hydrophilic head and a hydrophobic head which make up the plasma membrane

  • Lipid Bilayer

    A membrane created by two layers of phospholipids