tissue layer

noun
a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
Syn: ↑membrane
Derivationally related forms: ↑membranous (for: ↑membrane)
Hypernyms: ↑animal tissue
Hyponyms:
Substance Meronyms: ↑phospholipid

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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