schneiderian membrane

schneiderian membrane
\(ˈ)shnī|dirēən-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized S
Etymology: schneiderian from Conrad Victor Schneider died 1680 German anatomist + English -an
: modified mucous membrane forming the epithelial part of the olfactory organ

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Schneiderian membrane noun
The olfactory mucous membrane, studied by him
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Main Entry:Schneiderian

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  • Schneiderian membrane — Membrane 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Schneiderian membrane — Schneiderian Schnei*de ri*an, a. (Anat.) Discovered or described by C. V. Schneider, a German anatomist of the seventeenth century. [1913 Webster] {Schneiderian membrane}, the mucous membrane which lines the nasal chambers; the pituitary membrane …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Schneiderian membrane — Schnei·de·ri·an membrane shnī .dir ē ən n modified mucous membrane forming the epithelial part of the olfactory organ Schnei·der shnīd ər Conrad Victor (1614 1680) German anatomist. Schneider was professor of medicine at Wittenberg. In 1660 he… …   Medical dictionary

  • Schneiderian — Schnei*de ri*an, a. (Anat.) Discovered or described by C. V. Schneider, a German anatomist of the seventeenth century. [1913 Webster] {Schneiderian membrane}, the mucous membrane which lines the nasal chambers; the pituitary membrane. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Membrane — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Schneiderian — /shnī dēˈri ən/ adjective Relating to the German anatomist Konrad Victor Schneider (1614–80) Schneiderian membrane noun The olfactory mucous membrane, studied by him …   Useful english dictionary

  • Adventitious membrane — Membrane 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jacob's membrane — Membrane 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • membrane — 1. A thin sheet or layer of pliable tissue, serving as a covering or envelope of a part, as the lining of a cavity, as a partition or septum, or to connect two structures. SYN: membrana [TA]. 2. SYN: biomembrane. [L. membrana, a skin or m …   Medical dictionary

  • pituitary membrane — noun archaic : schneiderian membrane …   Useful english dictionary

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