membranous

adjective
mem·bra·nous | \ ˈmem-brə-nəs \

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

Other words from membranous

membranously adverb

First Known Use of membranous

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about membranous

Share membranous

Statistics for membranous

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for membranous

The first known use of membranous was in 1598

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for membranous

membranous

adjective
mem·bra·nous | \ ˈmem-brə-nəs \

Kids Definition of membranous

: made of or like membrane membranous body tissue

membranous

adjective
mem·bra·nous | \ ˈmem-brə-nəs \

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

More from Merriam-Webster on membranous

Britannica English: Translation of membranous for Arabic Speakers

Comments on membranous

What made you want to look up membranous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

occurring twice a year or every two years

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!