[sem-ee-pur-mee-uh-buh l, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈpɜr mi ə bəl, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
permeable only to certain small molecules:
a semipermeable membrane.
(esp of a cell membrane) selectively permeable
semipermeable sem·i·per·me·a·ble (sěm’ē-pûr’mē-ə-bəl, sěm’ī-)
Allowing passage of certain, especially small, molecules or ions but acting as a barrier to others. Used of biological and synthetic membranes.
adjective 1. imperfectly plastic; in a state between rigidity and plasticity.
- Semipolar bond
/ˌsɛmɪˈpəʊlə/ noun 1. (chem) another name for coordinate bond semipolar bond sem·i·po·lar bond (sěm’ē-pō’lər, sěm’ī-) n. See coordinate bond.
[sem-ee-puh-lit-i-kuh l, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i pəˈlɪt ɪ kəl, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ adjective 1. of a partially political nature; having some political features.
adjective 1. regarded with favor, approval, or affection by people in general: a popular preacher. 2. regarded with favor, approval, or affection by an acquaintance or acquaintances: He’s not very popular with me just now. 3. of, relating to, or representing the people, especially the common people: popular discontent. 4. of the people as a […]