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egg membrane

egg membrane in Medicine

egg membrane n.
Any of the membranes forming the investing envelope of the ovum.

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  • It differs from the genera already mentioned, in remaining within its egg membrane, and not assuming their strange forms.

    Our Common Insects Alpheus Spring Packard
  • For some time it has been giving occasional wiggles inside the egg membrane; finally it breaks thru and floats out.

    Natural Wonders Edwin Tenney Brewster

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