Adjective "membrane" definition and examples

(Membrane may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈmɛmbreɪn/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A pliable sheet-like structure acting as a boundary, lining, or partition in an organism.
  1. with modifier 'the mucous membrane'
  2. 'Structurally it is a membrane surrounding the heart, and physiologically it protects the heart.'
  3. 'Our brains are literally made of fat and our nerves are sheathed in thin membranes of it.'
  4. 'the concrete should include a membrane to prevent rising damp'
  5. 'Because of surface tension, the water does not fall out of the tiny hole, although a thin membrane may be added, just to be safe.'
  6. 'The process involves forcing water through very fine membranes small enough to trap molecules of pollutants, but large enough to allow the water to pass.'
  7. 'The interaction of electric fields with lipid membranes and cells has been extensively studied in the last decades.'
  8. 'Although there are, as far as is known, no quantitative data, hydrogen peroxide is usually thought to move rapidly across the membranes of cells and organelles.'
  9. 'This phospholipid bilayer is the fundamental structure of all biological membranes.'

More definitions

1. Anatomy. a thin, pliable sheet or layer of animal or vegetable tissue, serving to line an organ, connect parts, etc.

2. Cell Biology. the thin, limiting covering of a cell or cell part.

More examples(as adjective)

"spannings can be membrane."

"pelleteds can be membrane."

"fuel cells can be membrane."

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin membrana, from membrum ‘limb’.