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membranous

[ mem-bruh-nuhs ]
/ ˈmɛm brə nəs /
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adjective
consisting of, of the nature of, or resembling membrane.
characterized by the formation of a membrane.
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Also mem·bra·na·ceous [mem-bruh-ney-shuhs]. /ˌmɛm brəˈneɪ ʃəs/.

Origin of membranous

1590–1600; membrane + -ous; compare French membraneux

OTHER WORDS FROM membranous

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British Dictionary definitions for membranous

membranous

membraneous (mɛmˈbreɪnɪəs) or membranaceous (ˌmɛmbrəˈneɪʃəs)

/ (ˈmɛmbrənəs, mɛmˈbreɪnəs) /

adjective
of or relating to a membrane

Derived forms of membranous

membranously, adverb
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Scientific definitions for membranous

membranous
[ mĕmbrə-nəs ]

Relating to, made of, or similar to a membrane.
Characterized by the formation of a membrane or a layer like a membrane.
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