membranous

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adjective mem·bra·nous \ˈmem-brə-nəs\

Definition of membranous

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or resembling membrane

  2. 2 :  thin, pliable, and often somewhat transparent membranous leaves

  3. 3 :  characterized or accompanied by the formation of a usually abnormal membrane or membranous layer membranous croup

membranously

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1598

First Known Use of membranous

1598


MEMBRANOUS Defined for Kids

membranous

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adjective mem·bra·nous \ˈmem-brə-nəs\

Definition of membranous for Students

  1. :  made of or like membrane membranous body tissue


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membranous

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adjective mem·bra·nous \ˈmem-brə-nəs\

Medical Definition of membranous

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or resembling membranes a membranous lining

  2. 2:  characterized or accompanied by the formation of a usually abnormal membrane or membranous layer membranous croup

membranously

adverb

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