Membrane

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English

Noun

Membrane (plural Membranes)
  1. A flexible enclosing or separating tissue forming a plane or film and separating two environments (usually in a plant or animal).
  2. A mechanical, thin, flat flexible part that can deform or vibrate when excited by an external force.
  3. A flexible or semi-flexible covering or waterproofing whose primary function is to exclude water.

Adjectives for Membrane

previous; feather-covered; thin; gauzelike.

Verbs for Membrane

affect—; incise—; irritate—; perforate—; puncture—; shed—; soothe—; stretch—; swell—; thicken—; ulcerate—; —atrophies; —bulges; —erodes; —lines; —ruptures; — vibrates; —wastes.

Thesaurus

allantoic membrane, amnion, amniotic sac, arachnoid membrane, basement membrane, coat, coating, collop, conjuctiva, covering, cut, deal, disk, eardrum, feuille, film, flap, foil, fold, hymen, lamella, lamina, laminated glass, laminated wood, lap, leaf, maidenhead, membrana serosa, membrana tympana, meninges, meninx, neurilemma, pane, panel, patina, peel, pellicle, pericardium, perineurium, plait, plank, plate, plating, pleura, ply, plywood, rasher, safety glass, scum, serosa, sheet, skin, slab, slat, slice, table, tablet, tympanic membrane, tympanum, velum, veneer, wafer

Etymology

From Latin membrana "skin of body"

Translations


French

Noun

Membrane f. (plural Membranes)

  1. membrane

Italian

Noun

membrane f.

  1. Plural form of membrana.