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, in the meaning defined above

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“Basement membrane.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basement%20membrane. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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basement membrane

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base·​ment membrane | \ ˌbā-smənt- How to pronounce basement membrane (audio) \

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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