Part of speech: noun

A thin sheet of animal tissue.

Part of speech: adjective

Membranaceous, membranous.

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Usage examples "membrane":

  1. Fruit a lenticular seed covered by the membrane of the ovary. - "The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines", 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", 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", John Burroughs.