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Definition 1: a thin pliable sheet of material - [noun denoting artifact]

(membrane is a kind of ...) a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width

(... is a kind of membrane ) a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum

(... is a kind of membrane ) a thin translucent membrane used over stage lights for color effects

Definition 2: a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for membrane in the sense of this definition

(membrane is a kind of ...) the tissue in the bodies of animals

(... is a kind of membrane ) the membrane that forms the wall of the blastocyst in early development; aids implantation in the uterine wall

"after implantation of the blastocyst in the uterine wall the trophoblast divides into two layers, the chorion and the placenta"

(... is a kind of membrane ) the innermost membrane of an organ (especially the inner lining of an artery or vein or lymphatic vessel)

(... is a kind of membrane ) muscular diaphragm that controls the size of the pupil which in turn controls the amount of light that enters the eye; it forms the colored portion of the eye

(... is a kind of membrane ) a thin membrane that is one of the calcified layers that form bones

(... is a kind of membrane ) a membrane (one of 3) that envelops the brain and spinal cord

(... is a kind of membrane ) mucus-secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exterior

(... is a kind of membrane ) a dense fibrous membrane covering the surface of bones (except at their extremities) and serving as an attachment for tendons and muscles; contains nerves and blood vessels that nourish the enclosed bone

(... is a kind of membrane ) tissue layer around small blood vessels

(... is a kind of membrane ) the innermost light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball; it is continuous with the optic nerve

(... is a kind of membrane ) an extensible membrane enclosing the contractile substance of a muscle fiber

(... is a kind of membrane ) a membrane (as a cell membrane) that allows some molecules to pass through but not others

(... is a kind of membrane ) a thin membrane lining the closed cavities of the body; has two layers with a space between that is filled with serous fluid

(... is a kind of membrane ) a thin membrane in synovial (freely moving) joints that lines the joint capsule and secretes synovial fluid

(... is a kind of membrane ) an enveloping or covering membrane or layer of body tissue

(... is a kind of membrane ) the transparent membrane enveloping the vitreous humor of the eye and separating it from the retina

(... is a kind of membrane ) the membrane that forms around a fertilized ovum and prevents penetration by additional spermatozoon

(... is a kind of membrane ) thin epithelial membrane lining the ventricles of the brain and the spinal cord canal

(... is a kind of membrane ) the very vascular fetal membrane composed of the fused chorion and adjacent wall of the allantois

(... is a kind of membrane ) membrane connecting the toes of some aquatic birds and mammals

(... is a kind of membrane ) thin double membrane surrounding the glomerulus of a nephron

(... is a kind of membrane ) outer membrane covering an axon

(... is a kind of membrane ) a membrane in the cochlea that supports the organ of Corti

(... is a kind of membrane ) any membrane that functions for the protection or nourishment or respiration or excretion of a developing fetus

(... is a kind of membrane ) a highly vascular membrane in the eye between the retina and the sclera; a dark pigmentation minimizes the scattering of light inside the eye

(... is a kind of membrane ) the part of the tunic of the eye between the choroid coat and the iris

"the ciliary body produces aqueous humor"

(... is a kind of membrane ) the transparent dome-shaped anterior portion of the outer covering of the eye; it covers the iris and pupil and is continuous with the sclera

(... is a kind of membrane ) (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration

(... is a kind of membrane ) the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound

(... is a kind of membrane ) membrane lining the inside of the skull

(... is a kind of membrane ) vascular membrane that lines the inner surface of long bones

(membrane is made of the substance ...) any of various compounds composed of fatty acids and phosphoric acid and a nitrogenous base; an important constituent of membranes

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