Meaning of MEMBRANE in English

MEMBRANE

/ ˈmembreɪn; NAmE / noun [ C , U ]

1.

a thin layer of skin or tissue that connects or covers parts inside the body

—see also mucous membrane

2.

a very thin layer found in the structure of cells in plants

3.

a thin layer of material used to prevent air, liquid, etc. from entering a particular part of sth :

a waterproof membrane

►  mem·bran·ous / ˈmembrənəs; NAmE / adjective

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : from Latin membrana , from membrum limb.

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