membranous

[mem-bruh-nuh s]

adjective

consisting of, of the nature of, or resembling membrane.
characterized by the formation of a membrane.

Nearby words

  1. membraniform,
  2. membranocartilaginous,
  3. membranoid,
  4. membranophone,
  5. membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis,
  6. membranous ampulla,
  7. membranous cataract,
  8. membranous dysmenorrhea,
  9. membranous glomerulonephritis,
  10. membranous labyrinth

Also mem·bra·na·ceous [mem-bruh-ney-shuh s] /ˌmɛm brəˈneɪ ʃəs/.

Origin of membranous

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

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British Dictionary definitions for membranous

membranous

membraneous (mɛmˈbreɪnɪəs) or membranaceous (ˌmɛmbrəˈneɪʃəs)

adjective

of or relating to a membrane
Derived Formsmembranously, adverb

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Word Origin and History for membranous

membranous

adj.

1590s, from Middle French membraneux (16c.), from membrane, from Latin membrana (see membrane).

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Medicine definitions for membranous

membranous

[mĕmbrə-nəs]

adj.

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

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Science 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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