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See definition of membranous on Dictionary.com
  • as invapory
  • as infilmy

synonyms for membranous

  • aerial
  • aery
  • airy
  • bleary
  • blurred
  • cloudy
  • diaphanous
  • dim
  • ethereal
  • gauzy
  • gossamer
  • gossamery
  • hazy
  • milky
  • misty
  • opalescent
  • opaque
  • pearly
  • sheer
  • transparent
  • vaporous
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How to use membranous in a sentence

I took in the situation almost at a glance—membranous croup!
A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
I have never examined the throat of a child dead from so-called membranous croup in which I did not find the diphtheria bacillus.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
Inflammatory, obstructive, and membranous dysmenorrhoea are commonly made worse by marriage.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
The ears were without hair, thin and membranous like the wings of a bat, and very open.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME VII (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
When conditions unfavorable for life come, the amœba, like some one-celled plants, encysts itself within a membranous wall.
A CIVIC BIOLOGYGEORGE WILLIAM HUNTER
As the leaves develop, these membranous wrappings curl back, and finally wither and fall.
A YEAR IN THE FIELDSJOHN BURROUGHS
Characterized by having four membranous wings with comparatively few veins, the hind part smallest.
DIRECTIONS FOR COLLECTING AND PRESERVING INSECTSC. V. RILEY
At the moment of this change the envelope is nearly as soft and membranous as in the order first mentioned.
AN INTRODUCTION TO ENTOMOLOGY: VOL. III (OF 4)WILLIAM KIRBY
Lateral and often membranous processes observable on each side of the tongue in some Hymenoptera, &c.
AN INTRODUCTION TO ENTOMOLOGY: VOL. III (OF 4)WILLIAM KIRBY
The upper organs of flight, when they are corneous or coriaceous at the base and membranous at the apex.
AN INTRODUCTION TO ENTOMOLOGY: VOL. III (OF 4)WILLIAM KIRBY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO MEMBRANOUS

  • bleary
  • blurred
  • cloudy
  • dim
  • hazy
  • membranous
  • milky
  • misty
  • opalescent
  • opaque
  • pearly
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.