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fibrous membrane

fibrous membrane in Medicine

fibrous membrane n.
The outer fibrous part of the capsule of a synovial joint that may be thickened in places to form capsular ligaments.

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  • A fresh or living bone is covered with a delicate, tough, fibrous membrane, called the periosteum.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • The free surface of the cartilage is invested by a fibrous membrane, the perichondrium.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The sclerotic or outer coat, called also the white of the eye, is an opaque, fibrous membrane.

    Popular Education Ira Mayhew
  • A fibrous membrane completes this cavity and keeps it distinct from the temporal fossa.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture

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