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n.1. a thin layer of tissue surrounding the whole or part of an organ or tissue lining a cavity, or separating adjacent structures or cavities. See also basement membrane, mucous membrane, serous membrane. 2. the lipoprotein envelope surrounding a cell (plasma or cell membrane). —membranousadj.

1. a thin layer of tissue surrounding the whole or part of an organ or tissue lining a cavity, or separating adjacent structures or cavities. See also basement membrane, mucous membrane, serous membrane. 2. the lipoprotein envelope surrounding a cell (plasma or cell membrane).

Subjects: Biological Sciences — Medicine and Health.


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