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membrane

mem·brane

membrane

 
 
pronunciation:
mem breIn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a thin layer of tissue found in living things. Some kinds of membranes cover the outside or inside of organs. Other membranes separate or connect different parts of the body.
Membranes connect the toes of frogs.
similar words:
layer, tissue
derivation: membranous (adj.)
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  cell, mollusk, organ