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Pronunciation: mem'bran

Definition: A thin sheet or layer of pliable tissue, serving as a covering or envelope of a part, as the lining of a cavity, as a partition or septum, or as a connection of two structures.

Synonym(s): biomembrane

Synonym(s): membranaTA

[L. membrana, a skin or membrane that covers parts of the body, fr. membrum, a member]

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