membrane filter

noun

Medical Definition of membrane filter

: a filter especially of cellulose acetate that has pores of any of various maximum diameters so as to prevent the passage of microorganisms (as viruses or bacteria) of greater than a particular size

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“Membrane filter.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/membrane%20filter. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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