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it moves very water-like, almost like the phospholipids are floating ping pong balls on water always adjusting.

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Why is it important for the cell membrane to be fluid?

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What is the membrane referred to as the fluid mosaic?

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Plasma membrane referred to the fluid mosaic?

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In what way does this fluid mosaic describe a plasma membrane?

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