- Relating to both muscular tissue and membrane; denoting certain muscles, such as the occipitofrontalis, that are largely membranous.
* * *mus·cu·lo·mem·bra·nous -'mem-brə-nəs adj relating to or consisting of both muscle and membrane <the vagina is a \musculomembranous tube (L. L. Langley )(et al)>
* * *mus·cu·lo·mem·bra·nous (mus″ku-lo-memґbrə-nəs) [musculus + membranous] both muscular and membranous.
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