Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to vapor-permeable membrane: Differentially permeable membrane
A membrane, usually transparent, that is permeable to oxygen and water vapor. It may be prepared with an adhesive backing that will stick only to dry skin. This type of membrane has been used in covering wounds. The membrane must be applied properly without wrinkles and changed as often as necessary to prevent excess accumulation of fluid and bacteria under it.
See also: membrane
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners