periplasm

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Etymology[edit]

peri- +‎ plasm. Coined by Peter D. Mitchell in 1961.

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  • IPA(key): ˈpɛəɹiˌplæzm also ˈpɛəɹəˌplæzm

Noun[edit]

periplasm (plural periplasms)

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  1. (cytology) The region between the plasma membrane and the outer membrane or cell wall.

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