What does the word membrane mean?

Usage examples for membrane

  1. Some, again, have the toes connected by a membrane, which is adapted to those that are destined to pass a considerable portion of their lives in water. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  2. The fifth finger, prodigiously lengthened, was turned backward to support a membrane which was attached to the body and extended to the base of the tail. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton

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