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membrane

noun mem·brane \ˈmem-ˌbrān\

: 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
:  a thin soft pliable sheet or layer especially of animal or plant origin
2
:  a piece of parchment forming part of a roll
mem·braned \ˈmem-ˌbrānd\ adjective
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Origin of MEMBRANE

Middle English, from Latin membrana skin, parchment, from membrum
First Known Use: 15th century
MEMBRANED Defined for Kids

membrane

noun mem·brane \ˈmem-ˌbrān\

Definition of MEMBRANE for Kids

:  a thin soft flexible layer especially of animal or plant tissue <mucous membranes>
Medical Dictionary

membrane

noun mem·brane \ˈmem-ˌbrān\

Medical Definition of MEMBRANE

1
:  a thin soft pliable sheet or layer especially of animal or plant origin
2
:  a limiting protoplasmic surface or interface—see nuclear membrane, plasma membrane
mem·braned \ˈmem-ˌbrānd\ adjective

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