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Definitions of Membranes

  1. Thin layers of tissue which cover parts of the body, separate adjacent cavities, or connect adjacent structures.
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Usage examples for Membranes

  1. The visible mucous membranes are red and dry. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  2. As early as 1804 he wrote a description of the membranes of the liver. – Makers of Modern Medicine by James J. Walsh
  3. Like the brain, it is enclosed in three membranes which in fact are the continuation of those within the skull. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  4. With these precipitated membranes Traube made a number of interesting experiments. – The Mechanism of Life by Stéphane Leduc
  5. It is, however, on the brain or the membranes and deprives him of all inclination, though not entirely of all power, to use his faculties. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  6. 2. These pits are in the nature of pores, covered by very thin membranes and serve as waterways between the cells or tracheids. – Seasoning of Wood by Joseph B. Wagner
  7. Brain and membranes congested. – Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
  8. Upon the outstretched membranes of the butterflies' wings Nature through the long ages of development has painted a great variety of pictures. – Butterflies Worth Knowing by Clarence M. Weed
  9. When both tonsils and adenoids have been removed, the nasal membranes will, in turn, become congested and swollen. – Nature Cure by Henry Lindlahr
  10. The air pressure, therefore, rises until it is sufficient to push aside the elastic membranes or vocal cords and thus to permit some of the air to escape. – Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son by John Mills
  11. Unfavorable symptoms of spasmodic colic are cold legs to the feet, point of the ears cold, trembling of the muscles, cold sweats, mucous membranes of the nose, mouth and eyes have a dark color due to the congestion. – The Veterinarian by Chas. J. Korinek
  12. Briefly stated, two of the great differences between it and consumption are that scrofula is almost entirely limited to childhood and youth, while consumption may occur at any age; and next, that while scrofula attacks the bones and the glands, the skin and the membranes adjacent to it, consumption has its seat in the lungs, the brain, and the internal organs. – The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases by Charles West, M.D.
  13. To understand the whole process we must recall that a fluid surrounds the fetus, and that this fluid is contained within elastic membranes – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  14. These membranes however, are not called glands, but secreting surfaces. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  15. In several groups of animals of strictly arboreal habits, nature has gone beyond the ordinary limits of agility afforded by muscular limbs alone, and has supplemented those limbs with elastic membranes which act like a parachute when the animal takes a leap into space, and gives it a gradual and easy descent. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  16. Upon this involved wall the fire had no effect, the stems did not wilt, the hard membranes did not collapse, the steely network did not retreat. – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  17. Substances in a colloidal state have a great tendency to form these chemical or physical membranes at the point of contact between the colloidal solute and the solvent. – The Mechanism of Life by Stéphane Leduc
  18. When the calf's shoulders are exposed, the cow as a rule rises suddenly to her feet and the entire calf is expelled, also the membranes surrounding it, but the membranes next to the womb, as a general rule, remain longer and sometimes require artificial assistance to remove them. – The Veterinarian by Chas. J. Korinek