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membrane

noun [C]  us   /ˈmem·breɪn/
a thin, soft layer of tissue that covers organs or connects parts of living things, or the outer covering of a cell
Translations of “membrane”
in Vietnamese màng…
in Spanish membrana…
in Thai เยื่อบุผิว…
in Malaysian membran…
in French membrane…
in German die Membran…
in Chinese (Traditional) 膜, 薄膜, 膜狀物…
in Indonesian selaput…
in Russian оболочка, перепонка…
in Turkish zar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 膜, 薄膜, 膜状物…
in Polish błona…
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