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Basement membrane
Basement Base"ment, n. [F. soubassement. Of uncertain origin. Cf. Base, a., Bastion.] (Arch.) The outer wall of the ground story of a building, or of a part of that story, when treated as a distinct substructure. ( See Base, n., 3 (a) .) Hence: The rooms of a ground floor, collectively. Basement membrane (Anat.), a delicate membrane composed of a single layer of flat cells, forming the substratum upon which, in many organs, the epithelioid cells are disposed.
Bronchial membrane
Bronchial Bron"chi*al, a. [Cf. F. bronchial. See Bronchia.] (Anat.) Belonging to the bronchi and their ramifications in the lungs. Bronchial arteries, branches of the descending aorta, accompanying the bronchia in all their ramifications. Bronchial cells, the air cells terminating the bronchia. Bronchial glands, glands whose functions are unknown, seated along the bronchia. Bronchial membrane, the mucous membrane lining the bronchia. Bronchial tube, the bronchi, or the bronchia.
Germinal membrane
Germinal Ger"mi*nal, a. [See Germ.] Pertaining or belonging to a germ; as, the germinal vesicle. Germinal layers (Biol.), the two layers of cells, the ectoblast and entoblast, which form respectively the outer covering and inner wall of the gastrula. A third layer of cells, the mesoblast, which is formed later and lies between these two, is sometimes included. Germinal membrane. (Biol.) Same as Blastoderm. Germinal spot (Biol.), the nucleolus of the ovum. Germinal vesicle, (Biol.), the nucleus of the ovum of animals.
Membraneous
Membraneous Mem*bra"ne*ous, a. [L. membraneus of parchment.] See Membranous.
Mucous membrane
Mucous Mu"cous, a. [L. mucosus, fr. mucus mucus.] 1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, mucus; slimy, ropy, or stringy, and lubricous; as, a mucous substance. 2. Secreting a slimy or mucigenous substance; as, the mucous membrane. Mucous membrane. (Anat.) See under Membrane. Mucous patches (Med.), elevated patches found in the mucous membranes of the mouth and anus, usually due to syphilis. Mucous tissue (Anat.), a form of connective tissue in an early stage of development, found in the umbilical cord and in the embryo, and also in certain tumors called myxomata.
Schneiderian membrane
Schneiderian Schnei*de"ri*an, a. (Anat.) Discovered or described by C. V. Schneider, a German anatomist of the seventeenth century. Schneiderian membrane, the mucous membrane which lines the nasal chambers; the pituitary membrane.
Synovial membrane
Synovial Syn*o"vi*al, a. [Cf. F. synovial.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to synovia; secreting synovia. Synovial capsule, a closed sac of synovial membrane situated between the articular surfaces at diarthrodial joints. Synovial fluid, synovia. Synovial membrane, the dense and very smooth connective tissue membrane which secretes synovia and surrounds synovial capsules and other synovial cavities.
Tympanic membrane
Tympanic Tym*pan"ic (?; 277), a. [See Tympanum.] 1. Like a tympanum or drum; acting like a drumhead; as, a tympanic membrane. 2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the tympanum. Tympanic bone (Anat.), a bone of the skull which incloses a part of the tympanum and supports the tympanic membrane. Tympanic membrane. (Anat.) See the Note under Ear.
Virginal membrane
Virginal Vir"gin*al, a. [L. virginalis: cf. F. virginal.] Of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly. ``Chastity and honor virginal.' --Spenser. Virginal generation (Biol.), parthenogenesis. Virginal membrane (Anat.), the hymen.

Meaning of Membrane from wikipedia

- Biological membranes include cell membranes (outer coverings of cells or organelles that allow p****age of certain constituents); nuclear membranes, which...
- cell membrane (also known as the plasma membrane or cytoplasmic membrane, and historically referred to as the plasmalemma) is a biological membrane that...
- A mucous membrane or mucosa is a membrane that lines various cavities in the body and covers the surface of internal organs. It consists of one or more...
- Membrane proteins are proteins that interact with, or are part of, biological membranes. They include integral membrane proteins that are permanently...
- The mitochondrion (plural mitochondria) is a double-membrane-bound organelle found in most eukaryotic organisms. Some cells in some multicellular organisms...
- The term "membrane potential" may refer to one of three kinds of membrane potential: transmembrane potential—covered in this page. This is the most well-known...
- The ba****t membrane is a thin, fibrous, extracellular matrix of tissue that separates the lining of an internal or external body surface from underlying...
- In biology, membrane fluidity refers to the viscosity of the lipid bilayer of a cell membrane or a synthetic lipid membrane. Lipid ****ng can influence...
- The nictitating membrane (from Latin nictare, to blink) is a transparent or translucent third eyelid present in some animals that can be drawn across the...
- tympanic membrane of the round window In the anatomy of humans and various other tetrapods, the eardrum, also called the tympanic membrane or myringa...
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