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membrane

mem·brane

membrane

 
 
pronunciation:
mem breIn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thin, flexible, tensile layer of tissue that separates, connects, lines, or covers various structures, such as organs, in living organisms.
Membranes connect the toes of frogs.
synonyms:
film, skin
similar words:
integument, layer, tissue
definition 2: a bilayer of lipid molecules that serves as a covering for cells.
similar words:
bilayer, cell membrane, plasma membrane
derivation: membranous (adj.)
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