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Usage examples for Membranes

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. These membranes, however, are not called glands, but secreting surfaces. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. When both tonsils and adenoids have been removed, the nasal membranes will, in turn, become congested and swollen. – Nature Cure by Henry Lindlahr
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
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