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n. pl. mem•bra•nae (-nē)
  1. A membrane, especially a biomembrane.
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  • That she had a membrana on her, which made her uncapable of man, though for her delight she tried many.


    Mark Twain

  • On its external (posterior) surface a distinct cuticular membrane, the membrana limitans externa, early appears.

  • Above the ridge there appears a delicate cuticular membrane, the membrane of Corti or membrana tectoria.

  • The vascular sheath surrounding the lens receives the name of the membrana capsulo-pupillaris.

  • The membrana capsulo-pupillaris is simply a provisional embryonic structure, subserving the nutrition of the lens.