basement membrane


basement membrane

noun

Definition of BASEMENT MEMBRANE

:  a thin membranous layer of connective tissue that separates a layer of epithelial cells from the underlying lamina propia

First Known Use of BASEMENT MEMBRANE

1847

base·ment membrane

noun \ˌbā-smənt-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BASEMENT MEMBRANE

1
: a thin extracellular supporting layer that separates a layer of epithelial cells from the underlying lamina propria and is composed of the basal lamina and reticular lamina

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