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MAKU


meaning: membrane

腹膜 == fukumaku == (noun) peritoneum
鼓膜 == komaku == (noun) tympanic membrane/eardrum




Left radical is 'flesh/of the body' (肉). Right radical is a Non-General Use character meaning 'sun sinking among plants', here acting phonetically to express 'wrap'. A membrane is something that wraps around flesh. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'grass', 'sun' (日), and 'big' (大), and as a mnemonic: ' Big fleshy membrane stretched over sunny grass.' Ewww.

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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