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  1. a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects organs or cells of animals Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a thin pliable sheet of material Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A thin layer or fold of tissue, usually supported by a fibrous network, serving to cover or line some part or organ, and often secreting or absorbing certain fluids. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Thin layers of tissue which cover parts of the body, separate adjacent cavities, or connect adjacent structures. Medical Dictionary DB
  5. A thin fold or layer of animal or vegetable tissue. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Membranous. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  7. A thin sheet or layer of pliable tissue, serving as a covering or envelope of a part, the lining of a cavity, as a partition or septum, or to connect two structures. (For the anatomical terms not found here, see under membrana.). A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  8. Thin web-like sheet, as pleura, etc. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  9. The thin tissue which covers the members or parts of the body: the film containing the seeds of a plant. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A thin skin or natural tissue. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Membranous, membranaceous. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A thin sheet of animal tissue. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Membranaceous, membranous. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A thin, white animal or vegetable tissue, serving to line or cover the parts or organs. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A thin transparent layer or skin, serving to cover some part of an animal or of a plant. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. A membrana, which see. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  17. mem'br[=a]n, n. (anat.) one of the thin textures which cover the organs or line the cavities or canals of the body: the film containing the seeds of a plant.--adjs. MEMBRAN'EOUS, MEM'BRANOUS, MEMBRAN[=A]'CEOUS, relating to, consisting of, or like a membrane; MEMBRANIF'EROUS; MEM'BRANIFORM.--MUCOUS MEMBRANE, the membrane lining the various channels of the body which communicate with the outside. [Fr.,--L. membrana--membrum.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. A name given to different thin organs, representing a species of supple, more or less elastic, webs; varying in their structure and vital properties, and intended, in general, to absorb or secrete certain fluids; and to separate, envelop, and form other organs. Bichat has divided the membranes into simple and compound. Simple membranes comprise three orders. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  19. [Latin] A thin spread-out layer of tissue, especially one forming the covering of a surface or the partition-wall of a cavity. See Arachnoid membrane, Basement membrane, etc. when used without qualification in the pl. (M’s), denotes the Fetal m’s or envelopes formed by the amnion. na
  20. Pliable sheet-like connective tissue or lining in animal or vegetable body; morbid formation in some diseases; skin of parchment, forming part of a roll. So membranaceous, membraneous, membranous, aa. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. A thin layer of tissue which covers a surface or divides an organ. American pocket medical dictionary.
  22. A thin expansion of tissue; a sheetlike organized structure. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  23. n. [Latin] A thin, extended, soft, transparent tissue, serving to cover some part of the body. Cabinet Dictionary

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