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English definition of “membrane”


noun [C or U]     /ˈmem.breɪn/ specialized
anatomy a thin piece of skin that covers or connects parts of a person's or animal's body : The cornea is the transparent membrane that covers the front of the eye .Substances and structures in the body engineering a very thin piece of material that covers an opening Coverings and layers biology the outer covering of a cell : a cell membraneCells
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