Definition of Membranes

1. Noun. (plural of membrane) ¹

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Definition of Membranes

1. membrane [n] - See also: membrane

Medical Definition of Membranes

1. Thin layers of tissue which cover parts of the body, separate adjacent cavities, or connect adjacent structures. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Membranes

membrane of tympanum
membrane potential
membrane potentials
membrane protein
membrane proteins
membrane recycling
membrane separation
membrane transport
membrane vesicle
membrane zippering
membranes (current term)
membranous ampulla
membranous cataract

Literary usage of Membranes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The synovial membranes are composed essentially of connective tissue, with the cells and ... It was formerly supposed that these membranes were analogous in ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"He believes that just as much pains should be taken to secure the entire removal of the membranes as of the placenta. He also believes that the same care ..."

3. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1851)
"Inflammation of the meninges or membranes of the brain. ... cut or rasped. and pent, ' I flow/ Effusion of blood upon or turi'ii the membranes of the brain. ..."

4. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"THE PROPERTIES OF membranes IN GENERAL It is obvious that a membrane, ... But, for our purpose, it is useful to classify membranes according to their ..."

5. The Microscope: And Its Revelations by William Benjamin Carpenter (1856)
"But the great closed cavities of the body, which surround the heart, lungs, intestines, &c., are lined by membranes of a different kind; which, ..."

6. Report of the Annual Meeting (1904)
"membranes saturated with lecithin and lanoline have been employed, using sodium ... It has been found that such membranes are distinctly permeable to sodium ..."

7. The Journal of General Physiology by Society of General Physiologists, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1920)
"I. The reversal of the sign of charge of collodion membranes (treated previously ... We will prove first that collodion membranes which have previously been ..."

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