compartment

compartment (kom-part´ment)

A separate division; specifically, a structural or biochemical portion of a cell that is separated from the rest of the cell.
nonplasmatic c. c. surrounded by a single biomembrane (e.g., vacuoles, lysosomes).
plasmatic c. c. surrounded by a double biomembrane and containing polynucleotides (e.g., mitochondria).

 

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