noun mem·branu·la \memˈbrānyələ, -ran-\
variants: less commonly


\ˈmembrəˌn(y)ül, memˈbrān(ˌ)yül\

Definition of membranula



  1. :  a fine structure like a membranelle formed by the fusion of a few long cilia (as in the posterior ciliary ring of vorticellids)

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Origin and Etymology of membranula

New Latin, from Latin, small membrane, diminutive of membrana membrane — more at membrane

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