membranous

adjective
mem·​bra·​nous | \ ˈmem-brə-nəs How to pronounce membranous (audio) \

Definition of membranous

1 : of, relating to, or resembling membrane
2 : thin, pliable, and often somewhat transparent membranous leaves
3 : characterized or accompanied by the formation of a usually abnormal membrane or membranous layer membranous croup

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membranously adverb

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Over time, scientists noticed that these membranous flakes appeared in a wide range of cell cultures and body fluids, such as plasma and blood. Quanta Magazine, "Cells Talk in a Language That Looks Like Viruses," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of membranous

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of membranous was in 1598

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membranous

adjective
mem·​bra·​nous | \ ˈmem-brə-nəs How to pronounce membranous (audio) \

Kids Definition of membranous

: made of or like membrane membranous body tissue

membranous

adjective
mem·​bra·​nous | \ ˈmem-brə-nəs How to pronounce membranous (audio) \

Medical Definition of membranous

1 : of, relating to, or resembling membranes a membranous lining
2 : characterized or accompanied by the formation of a usually abnormal membrane or membranous layer membranous croup

Other Words from membranous

membranously adverb

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