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

1842

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basement membrane

noun base·ment membrane \ ˌbā-smənt- \

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
2 : basal lamina 2

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