Meaning of MEMBRANE in English


— membraneless , adj.

/mem"brayn/ , n.

1. Anat. a thin, pliable sheet or layer of animal or vegetable tissue, serving to line an organ, connect parts, etc.

2. Cell Biol. the thin, limiting covering of a cell or cell part.

[ 1375-1425; late ME; ME membraan parchment membrana. See MEMBER, -AN ]

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