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membrane

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noun mem·brane \ˈmem-ˌbrān\

Simple Definition of membrane

  • : a thin sheet or layer; especially : a thin sheet or layer of tissue that is part of a plant or an animal's body

Full Definition of membrane

  1. 1 :  a thin soft pliable sheet or layer especially of animal or plant origin

  2. 2 :  a piece of parchment forming part of a roll

mem·braned play \ˈmem-ˌbrānd\ adjective

Origin of membrane

Middle English, from Latin membrana skin, parchment, from membrum


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

membrane

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noun mem·brane \ˈmem-ˌbrān\

Medical Definition of membrane

  1. 1:  a thin soft pliable sheet or layer especially of animal or plant origin

  2. 2:  a limiting protoplasmic surface or interface—see nuclear membrane, plasma membrane

  3. mem·braned \ˈmem-ˌbrānd\play adjective





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