SELECTIVE PERMEABILITY By N., Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 Characteristic of a membrane which allows it to be permeable to some substances, and impermeable to others. See also: permeability. SELECTIVE PERMEABILITY: "Membranes exhibiting selective permeability are employed in a variety of structures within the body." Related Psychology Terms PERMEABILITY OSMOTIC PRESSURE SEMIPERMEABLE MEMBRANE FETAL-MATERNAL EXCHANGE CALCIUM CHANNEL AREA POSTREMA GLUCOSE TRANSPORTER MONOCHORIAL TWINS RETICULAR MEMBRANE ROUND WINDOW Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SELECTIVE PERMEABILITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/selective-permeability/ (accessed September 30, 2020).