Usage examples for membrane

  1. Open a frog's mouth, and with the back of a knife blade gently scrape a little of the membrane from the roof of the mouth. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  2. A membrane of various forms is also often attached to the nose, in one species the shape of a horse- shoe. – Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals by R. Lee
  3. Difficult as it may be to explain in precise physiological terms the evil consequences which so often follow the sudden application of cold to the mucous membrane of the stomach when the body is over- heated, there is no doubt about the fact, and people would do well to remember the risk they run when they follow their instinct, and endeavour to assuage their thirst by huge draughts of cold fluids. – Rowing by Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
  4. Although not the rule, it is by no means unusual for the membrane to rupture at the onset of labor, or at least before the mouth of the womb is fully dilated. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  5. An inflammation of a serous membrane may give rise to secretions which act as a poison, whether that be a " specific" poison or not, as Dr. Homer has told his young readers, and as dissectors know too well; and that poison may produce its symptoms in a few hours after the system has received it, as any may see in Druitt's " Surgery," if they care to look. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  6. In the worst cases the specks coalesce, and coat the mouth as though lined with a membrane which is usually of a yellowish- white tint instead of having the dead white colour of the separate spots. – The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases by Charles West, M.D.
  7. One can see through the semi- transparent membrane the developing butterfly within, until finally, just before it is ready to break out, the markings of the wings and body show distinctly. – Butterflies Worth Knowing by Clarence M. Weed
  8. In the two first groups, and to a slight degree in the third, the expanse of the wing is formed by an extension of the skin into a thin membrane, supported by the fore- limbs. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  9. On the fifth day, the membrane spread from his throat to his nose, and his temperature rose again; but the wet body packs again reduced it so that it was never again over 100 degrees. – Nature Cure by Henry Lindlahr
  10. This membrane was still entire, and the worm perfectly motionless. – New observations on the natural history of bees by Francis Huber
  11. In all species the membrane is composed of flattened cells of irregular shape fitted together like the pieces of a puzzle- picture. – Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa by Nelson Annandale
  12. The nerves of smell quickly spread themselves over the lining membrane of those passages and became warders of the gate, challenging every waft of air that entered the body and examining what it carried. – Concerning Animals and Other Matters by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
  13. But why should we be able by taking the liquid into the mouth and bringing it into contact with the mucous membrane to tell that it is milk, and that it possesses the quality which we call sour? – The Mind and Its Education by George Herbert Betts
  14. In this grows the nutmeg, the tree of which is tall and spreading, and is rather like the walnut tree, and its nut, too, grows like the walnut; for it is protected by a double husk, at first like a furry calix, and under this a thin membrane, which embraces the nutlike network. – The Story of Magellan and The Discovery of the Philippines by Hezekiah Butterworth