HyperDic: membrane

English > 2 senses of the word membrane:
NOUNartifactmembranea thin pliable sheet / sheet of material
bodymembrane, tissue layera pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
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English > membrane: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA thin pliable sheet / sheet of material.
Narrowerdrumhead, headA membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
gelatin, gelA thin translucent membrane used over stage lights for color / color effects
Broadersheet, flat solidA flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width
Adjectivesmembranousrelating to or made of or similar to a membrane
English > membrane: 2 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningA pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants.
Synonymtissue layer
NarrowerBowman's capsule, glomerular capsule, capsula glomeruliThin double membrane surrounding the glomerulus of a nephron
axolemmaOuter membrane covering an axon
basilar membraneA membrane in the cochlea that supports the organ of Corti
chorioallantois, chorioallantoic membraneThe very vascular fetal membrane composed of the fused chorion and adjacent wall of the allantois
choroid, choroid coatA highly vascular membrane in the eye between the retina and the sclera
ciliary bodyThe part of the tunic of the eye between the choroid coat and the iris
corneaThe transparent dome-shaped anterior portion of the outer covering of the eye
diaphragm, midriff(anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities
eardrum, tympanum, tympanic membrane, myringaThe membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound
endocraniummembrane lining the inside of the skull
endosteumvascular membrane that lines the inner surface of long bones
ependymaThin epithelial membrane lining the ventricles of the brain and the spinal cord canal
fertilization membraneThe membrane that forms around a fertilized ovum and prevents penetration by additional spermatozoon
fetal membraneAny membrane that functions for the protection or nourishment or respiration or excretion of a developing fetus
hyaloid membrane, hyaloidThe transparent membrane enveloping the vitreous humor of the eye and separating it from the retina
intimaThe innermost membrane of an organ (especially the inner lining of an artery or vein or lymphatic vessel)
irismuscular diaphragm that controls the size of the pupil which in turn controls the amount of light that enters the eye
lamellaA thin membrane that is one of the calcified layers that form bones
meninx, meningesA membrane (one of 3) that envelops the brain and spinal cord
mucous membrane, mucosamucus-secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exterior
periosteumA dense fibrous membrane covering the surface of bones (except at their extremities) and serving as an attachment for tendons and muscles
peritheliumtissue layer around small blood vessels
retinaThe innermost light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball
sarcolemmaAn extensible membrane enclosing the contractile substance of a muscle fiber
semipermeable membraneA membrane (as a cell membrane) that allows some molecules to pass through but not others
serous membrane, serosaA thin membrane lining the closed cavities of the body
synovial membrane, synoviumA thin membrane in synovial (freely moving) joints that lines the joint capsule and secretes synovial fluid
trophoblastThe membrane that forms the wall of the blastocyst in early development
tunic, tunica, adventitiaAn enveloping or covering membrane or layer of body tissue
webmembrane connecting the toes of some aquatic ... / aquatic birds and mammals
Broaderanimal tissueThe tissue in the bodies of animals
SubstancesphospholipidAny of various compounds composed of fatty acids and phosphoric acid and a nitrogenous base
Adjectivesmembranousrelating to or made of or similar to a membrane
membranouscharacterized by formation of a membrane (or something resembling a membrane)

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