Although often armed with teeth, these bones are to be considered of the general nature of the membrane bones.
The membrane breaks off, the fever declines, and the child begins to recover.
If fibrin is present, false membranes form on the surface and the membrane itself appears to be greatly thickened.
Membranous or eous: composed of membrane or skin-like tissue.
In such cases this membrane is unusually strong, and conception occurs without its being broken.
Platelet: a little plate or sclerite of chitin in a membrane.
It is situated below the thyroid cartilage, with which it is connected by a membrane, the crico-thyroid.
membrane: a thin layer or fold of animal or vegetable matter.
The only use of the fork appears to be to give firm attachment to the membrane uniting the valves and peduncle.
The thing was writhing, the thin ball of membrane palpitating, heaving.
early 15c., "thin layer of skin or tissue," a term in anatomy, from Latin membrana "a skin, membrane; parchment (skin prepared for writing)," from membrum "limb, member of the body" (see member). The etymological sense is "that which covers the members of the body."
membrane mem·brane (měm'brān')
A thin pliable layer of tissue covering surfaces, enveloping a part, lining a cavity, or separating or connecting structures or organs.
A thin sheet of natural or synthetic material that is permeable to substances in solution.