membrane Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “membrane” in the English Dictionary

"membrane" in British English

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membranenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈmem.breɪn/ specialized
anatomy a ​thinpiece of ​skin that ​covers or ​connectsparts of a person's or animal's ​body: The ​cornea is the ​transparent membrane that ​covers the ​front of the ​eye. engineering a very ​thinpiece of ​material that ​covers an ​opening biology the ​outercovering of a ​cell: a ​cell membrane
(Definition of membrane from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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membranenoun [C]

 us   /ˈmem·breɪn/
a ​thin, ​softlayer of ​tissue that ​coversorgans or ​connectsparts of ​living things, or the ​outercovering of a ​cell
(Definition of membrane from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “membrane”
in Spanish membrana…
in Vietnamese màng…
in Malaysian membran…
in Thai เยื่อบุผิว…
in French membrane…
in German die Membran…
in Chinese (Simplified) 膜, 薄膜, 膜状物…
in Turkish zar…
in Russian оболочка, перепонка…
in Indonesian selaput…
in Chinese (Traditional) 膜, 薄膜, 膜狀物…
in Polish błona…
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