submembranous

membranous

[mem-bruh-nuhs]
adjective
1.
consisting of, of the nature of, or resembling membrane.
2.
characterized by the formation of a membrane.
Also, membranaceous [mem-bruh-ney-shuhs] .


Origin:
1590–1600; membrane + -ous; compare French membraneux

membranously, adverb
intermembranous, adjective
semimembranous, adjective
submembranaceous, adjective
submembranous, adjective
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membranous, membraneous or membranaceous (ˈmɛmbrənəs, mɛmˈbreɪnəs, mɛmˈbreɪnɪəs, ˌmɛmbrəˈneɪʃəs)
 
adj
of or relating to a membrane
 
membraneous, membraneous or membranaceous
 
adj
 
membranaceous, membraneous or membranaceous
 
adj
 
'membranously, membraneous or membranaceous
 
adv

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membranous
1590s, from Fr. membraneux (16c.), from membrane (see membrane).
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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   (měm'brə-nəs)  Pronunciation Key 
  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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