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From Middle French membraneux;[1] equivalent to membrane +‎ -ous.

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membranous (comparative more membranous, superlative most membranous)

  1. (anatomy, zoology) Having the qualities of, or pertaining to, a membrane.
  2. (medicine) Accompanying the formation of a usually abnormal membrane or membranous layer.
  3. Thin, pliable, and often transparent.

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  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024) “membranous”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.