Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or of the nature of membrane; consisting of membrane; membranous.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Same as Membranous.
- adj. (Bot.) Thin and rather soft or pliable, as the leaves of the rose, peach tree, and aspen poplar.
- From Latin membrānāceus. (Wiktionary)
“In general, according to the adage that "one that has abundant vitality will not be invaded by pathogenic factor", immuno - enhancing medicinal plants (Panax ginseng, Astragalus membranaceous and Cordyceps sinensis), complemented with pathogenicidal or inhibitory agents”
“Panax ginseng and ginsenoside, Astragalus membranaceous, Epimedium brevicornum, Polygonatum multiflorum as well as Chunhui capsule, Zhibao Sanbian pill, Guilingji etc., are widely used in treating senility diseases such as hyperlipidemia and weakened intelligence.”
“Fuzheng granules (Astragalus membranaceous, Psoralea corylifolia, etc.) could alleviate the adverse effect of chemotherapy, used in late stage postoperative gastric cancer patients.”
“There are three circles of leaves forming the perigone, the two outer being more or less membranaceous, and only the three inner petal-like in texture.”
“The leaves are in pairs, elliptical, many ribbed, glaucous, and very large, whence the specific name; the internodes of the whole plant are winged, wings membranaceous; stipules large, broader than the stems.”
“Mr. Cunningham found a very curious species of lizard, remarkable for having a thin, membranaceous appendage attached to the back of its head and round the neck and falling over its shoulders in folds as low as the fore arm.”
“Sterile segment sessile above the middle of the plant, broadly triangular, thin, membranaceous, ternate.”
“The filmy ferns are small, delicate plants with membranaceous, finely dissected fronds from slender, creeping rootstocks.”
“Pileus fleshy, membranaceous or deliquescent, 26. 26.”
“Mace is a membranaceous structure enveloping the Nutmeg, having a fleshy texture, and being of a light yellowish-brown colour.”
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