membranelle

noun
mem·​bra·​nelle | \ ˈmem-brə-ˌnel\
variants: also membranella \ ˌmem-​brə-​ˈnel-​ə How to pronounce membranella (audio) \
plural membranelles also membranellae\ -​ˈnel-​ē How to pronounce membranellae (audio) \

Medical Definition of membranelle

: a flattened vibrating organ like a membrane composed of a row of fused cilia in various ciliates

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