Cell Biology (cytology)

Who discovered the cell membrane?



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I'm not sure there's a definitive answer for this question. I'd venture to say that Robert Hooke, the first to view cells under a microscope discovered it, because I think we've always understood that cells were made of *something* inside a membrane, and over time we've discovered what all the stuff inside it is.

I think that this person who previously answered this question was not aware that Robert Hook discovered cell wall. The reason being low power microscope and that he observed cork cells