membranous

[ mem-bruh-nuh s ]
/ ˈmɛm brə nəs /

adjective

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

/ (ˈmɛmbrənəs, mɛmˈbreɪnəs) /

adjective

of or relating to a membrane

Derived Forms

membranously, adverb
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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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