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transmembrane

[trans-mem-breyn, tranz-] /trænsˈmɛm breɪn, trænz-/
adjective, Biology
1.
occurring across a membrane, as an electric potential or the transport of ions or gases.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; trans- + membrane
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Examples from the web for transmembrane
  • There are three types of cell surface receptors: membrane enzymes, ion channels, and transmembrane receptors.
transmembrane in Medicine

transmembrane trans·mem·brane (trāns-měm'brān, trānz-)
adj.
Passing or occurring across a membrane.

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