What does the word membrane mean?

Usage examples for membrane

  1. Fruit a lenticular seed covered by the membrane of the ovary. – The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines by T. H. Pardo de Tavera
  2. One can see through the semi- transparent membrane the developing butterfly within, until finally, just before it is ready to break out, the markings of the wings and body show distinctly. – Butterflies Worth Knowing by Clarence M. Weed
  3. In the hickory this inner wrapping is like a great livid membrane, an inch or more in length, thick, fleshy, and shining. – A Year in the Fields by John Burroughs