Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Alternative form of membranous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See membranous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as membranous.

Etymologies

Either from the Classical Latin membrāneus ("made of parchment”, “consisting of or resembling a membrane") or formed in English as: membrane +‎ -eous. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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

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  • The eggs here instead become leathery, like a turtle, and the chicks are unable to break through the membraneous shell.

    Do Feeders Grow Big Racks?

  • 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.

    "The Moon Woman" by Minna Irving, part 3

  • It makes sense that healthy, life affirming, growth enhancing policies should be based upon membraneous metaphors and models.

    Printing: Bio-Politics; Nature vs Globalism, Conservatism and Libertarianism

  • 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.

    Wiscon 30 report | Goblin Mercantile Exchange

  • I seemed to see the membraneous and cylindrical tubes tremble beneath the undulation of the waters.

    Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

  • 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.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • These are membraneous…viewscreens, projecting pictures from sensors attached to the outside of the creature.

    Do Comets Dream?

  • 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.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • While Landries sipped hot black coffee, Goldman removed the membraneous tissue surrounding the object.

    The Eternal Mercenary

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