- Either from the Classical Latin membrāneus ("made of parchment”, “consisting of or resembling a membrane") or formed in English as: membrane + -eous. (Wiktionary)
“Moreover, one of the most significant points in the HCV viral cycle is the formation of a replication complex, composed of the viral proteins, RNA and altered membranes in infected hepatocytes forming the so called membraneous web”
“The eggs here instead become leathery, like a turtle, and the chicks are unable to break through the membraneous shell.”
“From her shoulder-blades extended broad wings of a glittering, semi-transparent, membraneous material, and these beautiful wings she folded as her feet touched the ground -- apparently without volition just as a bird folds its pinions when it alights, but really by touching a small protruberance set in a belt of white leather that crossed her full bosom.”
“It makes sense that healthy, life affirming, growth enhancing policies should be based upon membraneous metaphors and models.”
“From Thursday to Monday was very deep time; not in the sense of “whoa, deep” though that too a lot of the time but rather that the con was like a membraneous bubble in which days stretched.”
“I seemed to see the membraneous and cylindrical tubes tremble beneath the undulation of the waters.”
“The Ocythoë Cranchii was often found inside the shell, and the sea was streaked as with cotton-flecks by lines of eggs several inches long, a mass of mucus with fine membraneous structure adhering to the rocks, and coagulating in spirits or salt water.”
“These are membraneous…viewscreens, projecting pictures from sensors attached to the outside of the creature.”
“Even the red membraneous corners of her eyes, irritated by tears and city grit, seem decorative, part of a subtle design, and when she turns to him, the entire new delicacy of her features flowing toward him with the uncanny force of a visage materializing from a beam of light, he feels imperiled by her nearness, uncertain of her purpose.”
“While Landries sipped hot black coffee, Goldman removed the membraneous tissue surrounding the object.”
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