Definition of Membrane in English :

Define Membrane in English

Membrane meaning in English

Meaning of Membrane in English

Pronunciation of Membrane in English

Membrane pronunciation in English

Pronounce Membrane in English


see synonyms of membrane


1. membrane

a thin pliable sheet of material

2. membrane, tissue layer

a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of membrane
any thin pliable sheet of material
a pliable sheetlike usually fibrous tissue that covers, lines, or connects plant and animal organs or cells
3. biology
a double layer of lipid, containing some proteins, that surrounds biological cells and some of their internal structures
4. physics
a two-dimensional entity postulated as a fundamental constituent of matter in superstring theories of particle physics
a skin of parchment forming part of a roll

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see synonyms of membrane
a thin, soft, pliable sheet or layer, especially of animal or vegetable tissue, serving as a covering or lining, as for an organ or cell
any thin, flexible layer or material designed to separate, filter, etc.

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see synonyms of membrane
1. Biology
a. A thin, pliable layer of tissue covering surfaces or separating or connecting regions, structures, or organs of a living organism.
b. A semipermeable layer that bounds a cell or an organelle, typically consisting of lipids and proteins.
2. A thin, pliable sheet or layer of natural or synthetic material: the resonating membrane of a kazoo.
3. A piece of parchment.
4. Chemistry A thin sheet of natural or synthetic material that is permeable to substances in solution.

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