Medical Dictionary

Schneiderian membrane

noun Schnei·de·ri·an membrane \shnī-ˌdir-ē-ən-\

Medical Definition of Schneiderian membrane

  1. :  modified mucous membrane forming the epithelial part of the olfactory organ

Biographical Note for schneiderian membrane


\ˈshnīd-ər\play ,

Conrad Victor

(1614–1680), German anatomist. Schneider was professor of medicine at Wittenberg. In 1660 he published a work on catarrh in which he described the nasal mucous membrane, now known as the Schneiderian membrane.

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