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

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1842, in the meaning defined above

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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

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