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membranelle

noun mem·bra·nelle \ ˈmem-brə-ˌnel \
variants: also membranella play \ˌmem-brə-ˈnel-ə\

medical Definition of membranelle

plural membranelles also membranellae play \-ˈnel-ē\
: a flattened vibrating organ like a membrane composed of a row of fused cilia in various ciliates

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of very fine texture or delicate form

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