Is the cell membrane the same as the plasma membrane?

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Cell membrane and Plasma membrane are two terms which are

used interchangeably.


Cell membrane:- The boundary of the cell
Plasma membrane:-the boundary of a cell or an organelle

The cell membrane is the outermost layer which separates the contents of the cell from the outer environment.

Plasma membrane which surrounds the cell is called as the cell membrane. It also surrounds the organelles of the Eukaryotes.

Cell membrane:-

Plasma membrane:-

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