Associations to the word «Membrane»


MEMBRANE, noun. A flexible enclosing or separating tissue forming a plane or film and separating two environments (usually in a plant or animal).
MEMBRANE, noun. A mechanical, thin, flat flexible part that can deform or vibrate when excited by an external force.
MEMBRANE, noun. A flexible or semi-flexible covering or waterproofing whose primary function is to exclude water.
MEMBRANE DISTILLATION, noun. (physics) (chemistry) a separation method in which a nonwetting, microporous membrane is used with a liquid feed phase on one side of the membrane and a condensing, permeate phase on the other
MEMBRANE MIMETIC CHEMISTRY, noun. (chemistry) the study of processes and reactions whose developments have been inspired by the biological membrane
MEMBRANE POTENTIAL, noun. (biology) The difference in electrical potential across the enclosing membrane of a cell
MEMBRANE POTENTIALS, noun. Plural of membrane potential
MEMBRANE SEPARATION, noun. (chemistry) (physics) any of several processes for separating the components of mixtures by using thin barriers between two miscible fluids; any transmembrane force leads to preferential transport of one or more feed components

Dictionary definition

MEMBRANE, noun. A thin pliable sheet of material.
MEMBRANE, noun. A pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants.

Wise words

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Stephen King