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membranous

[mem-bruh-nuh s] /ˈmɛm brə nəs/
adjective
1.
consisting of, of the nature of, or resembling membrane.
2.
characterized by the formation of a membrane.
Also, membranaceous
[mem-bruh-ney-shuh s] /ˌmɛm brəˈneɪ ʃəs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; membrane + -ous; compare French membraneux
Related forms
membranously, adverb
intermembranous, adjective
semimembranous, adjective
submembranaceous, adjective
submembranous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for membranous

membranous

/ˈmɛmbrənəs; mɛmˈbreɪnəs/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a membrane
Derived Forms
membranously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for membranous
adj.

1590s, from Middle French membraneux (16c.), from membrane, from Latin membrana (see membrane).

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membranous in Medicine

membranous mem·bra·nous (měm'brə-nəs)
adj.

  1. Relating to, made of, or similar to a membrane.

  2. Characterized by the formation of a membrane or a layer similar to a membrane.

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membranous in Science
membranous
  (měm'brə-nəs)   
  1. Relating to, made of, or similar to a membrane.

  2. Characterized by the formation of a membrane or a layer like a membrane.


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