Definition of membranous in English:

membranous

adjective

Zoology Anatomy
  • See membrane

    • ‘The baby is receiving emergency treatment on an extra-corporeal membranous oxygenation machine, to help him breathe.’
    • ‘Mitochondria are membranous sacs with membranous partitions to which enzymes may be tightly or loosely bound and which are themselves integral component parts of the organelle.’
    • ‘They're huge white maggots with transparent membranous skin.’
    • ‘Somewhere further away, a tail tipped in membranous, half-transparent white fin violently flailed in the water, rippling all the way up to where Po had shot her arrow.’
    • ‘Both dragonflies and damselflies have two pairs of elongated membranous wings with a strong crossvein and many small veins that criss-cross in the wings, adding strength and flexibility to the wings.’

Pronunciation

membranous

/ˈmɛmbrənəs/