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Definitions of membrane

  1. a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects organs or cells of animals Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A thin fold or layer of animal or vegetable tissue. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. 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.
  4. A thin skin or natural tissue. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. A thin sheet of animal tissue. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. A membrana, which see. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  9. Membranaceous, membranous. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for membrane

  1. Open a frog's mouth, and with the back of a knife blade gently scrape a little of the membrane from the roof of the mouth. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  2. A membrane of various forms is also often attached to the nose, in one species the shape of a horse- shoe. – Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals by R. Lee
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