1. Having limbs; chiefly used in composition.
2. (Her.) Having legs of a different tincture from that of the body; said of a bird in heraldic representations.
1. The state of being a member.
2. The collective body of members, as of a society.
(Mem"bral) a. (Anat.) Relating to a member.
(Mem`bra*na"ceous) a. [L. membranaceus.]
1. Same as Membranous. Arbuthnot.
2. (Bot.) Thin and rather soft or pliable, as the leaves of the rose, peach tree, and aspen poplar.
(Mem"brane) n. [F., fr. L. membrana the skin that covers the separate members of the body,
fr. L. membrum. See Member.] (Anat.) A thin layer or fold of tissue, usually supported by a fibrous
network, serving to cover or line some part or organ, and often secreting or absorbing certain fluids.
The term is also often applied to the thin, expanded parts, of various texture, both in animals and vegetables.
Adventitious membrane, a membrane connecting parts not usually connected, or of a different texture
from the ordinary connection; as, the membrane of a cicatrix. Jacob's membrane. See under Retina.
Mucous membranes (Anat.), the membranes lining passages and cavities which communicate
with the exterior, as well as ducts and receptacles of secretion, and habitually secreting mucus. Schneiderian
membrane. (Anat.) See Schneiderian. Serous membranes (Anat.) , the membranes, like the
peritoneum and pleura, which line, or lie in, cavities having no obvious outlet, and secrete a serous fluid.
(Mem*bra"ne*ous) a. [L. membraneus of parchment.] See Membranous.
(Mem`bra*nif"er*ous) a. [Membrane + -ferous.] Having or producing membranes.
(Mem*bra"ni*form) a. [Membrane + -form: cf. F. membraniforme.] Having the form of a
membrane or of parchment.
(Mem`bra*nol"o*gy) n. [Membrane + -logy.] The science which treats of membranes.
(Mem"bra*nous) a. [Cf. F. membraneux.]
1. Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, membrane; as, a membranous covering or lining.
2. (Bot.) Membranaceous.
Membranous croup (Med.), true croup. See Croup.
(Me*men"to) n.; pl. Mementos [L., remember, be mindful, imper. of meminisse to remember.
See Mention.] A hint, suggestion, token, or memorial, to awaken memory; that which reminds or recalls
to memory; a souvenir.
Seasonable mementos may be useful.Bacon.
(||Me*min"na) n. (Zoöl.) A small deerlet, or chevrotain, of India.