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1. membrane

noun. ['ˈmɛmˌbreɪn'] a thin pliable sheet of material.

Synonyms

  • drumhead
  • flat solid
  • sheet
  • gelatin
  • gel

Antonyms

  • medulla
  • cortex
  • undock
  • follower

Etymology

  • membrana (Latin)
  • membrum (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Membrane

  • birdbrain
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  • forebrain
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  • seatrain

How do you pronounce membrane?

Pronounce membrane as ˈmɛmˌbreɪn.

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Example sentences of the word membrane


1. Noun, singular or mass
This angle may need to change if you choose an alternative building material for the membrane of the roof.

2. Verb, 3rd person singular present
The cell membrane potential primarily affects nerve impulse transmissions, muscle contraction and cardiac function.

2. membrane-forming

adjective. characterized by formation of a membrane (or something resembling a membrane).

Synonyms

  • membranous

Antonyms

  • well
  • wholesome

3. membrane

noun. ['ˈmɛmˌbreɪn'] a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants.

Synonyms

  • tympanum
  • lamella
  • adventitia
  • perithelium
  • cornea
  • myringa
  • choroid
  • meninges
  • hyaloid
  • mucous membrane
  • intima
  • diaphragm
  • serous membrane
  • hyaloid membrane
  • semipermeable membrane
  • trophoblast
  • tunic
  • synovium
  • capsula glomeruli
  • ciliary body
  • eardrum
  • tunica
  • ependyma
  • sarcolemma
  • phospholipid
  • serosa
  • fetal membrane
  • midriff
  • fertilization membrane
  • endocranium
  • web
  • chorioallantoic membrane
  • basilar membrane
  • mucosa
  • Bowman's capsule
  • glomerular capsule
  • tympanic membrane
  • periosteum
  • endosteum
  • retina
  • meninx
  • iris
  • synovial membrane
  • choroid coat
  • chorioallantois
  • animal tissue
  • axolemma

Antonyms

  • follow
  • rear
  • reverse
  • tail

Etymology

  • membrana (Latin)
  • membrum (Latin)
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