basement membrane

noun

Definition of basement membrane

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

1842

First Known Use of basement membrane

1842


Medical Dictionary

basement membrane

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noun base·ment membrane \ˌbā-smənt-\

Medical Definition of basement membrane

  1. 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. 2:  basal lamina 2

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