basement membrane


Definition of basement membrane

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

Examples of basement membrane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The body reacts to a component of skin called the basement membrane. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 30 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of basement membrane

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Basement membrane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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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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