What does the term plasmolysed mean when used to describe a cell?
Plasmolysed cell refers to a cell that has shrunk due to loss of water. It occurs if the cell is kept in a hypertonic solution in which the concentration of water is less than that of the cell. Water crosses the plasma membrane in both directions, but more water leaves the cell than it enters, causing the cell to shrink.
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