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ConceptWhat is Cell Made up Of? What is the Structural Organisation of a Cell? Plasma Membrane Or Cell Membrane

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What does the term plasmolysed mean when used to describe a cell?

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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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 P S Verma and V K Agarwal Solution for Class 9 Biology - Science Part 3 (2016 to Current)
Chapter 2: The Fundamental Unit of Life : Cell
Short Answer Questions ( Carrying 2 Marks each) | Q: 33 | Page no. 119
Solution What Does the Term Plasmolysed Mean When Used to Describe a Cell? Concept: What is Cell Made up Of? What is the Structural Organisation of a Cell? - Plasma Membrane Or Cell Membrane.
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