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Cell Membrane - A thin, semi-permeable layer around the edge of the cell, that regulates  the passing of substances to maintain homeostasis. homeostasis - Maintenance of required living conditions in the cell. Making everything  equal; allowing it's function to carry on as intended. Lipid Bi-layer - The "core" of the cell membrane. Made of hydrophilic (water-loving)  heads, and hydrophobic (water-fearing) tails. Fluid Mosaic Model - A model of the membrane of we could clearly see each molecule. Glycoproteins - Carbohydrates connected to proteins that stabilize the membrane  structure, and act as receptor molecules. Proteins - Wedged in the cell membrane like "iceburgs," they allow the transport through  the membrane. Semipermeable - characteristic of a cell membrane which allows some molecules to pass  through but not others Passive Transport - Transport in the cell when energy is not used. Includes Diffusion, 
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