lamina propria

noun
lamina pro·​pria | \ -ˈprō-prē-ə How to pronounce lamina propria (audio) \
plural laminae propriae\ -​ˈprō-​prē-​ˌē How to pronounce lamina propria (audio) , -​ˌī \

Definition of lamina propria

: a highly vascular layer of connective tissue under the basement membrane lining a layer of epithelium

Examples of lamina propria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Finally, the lamina propria sits underneath the intestinal endothelial cells. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 25 Mar. 2022

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First Known Use of lamina propria

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lamina propria

New Latin, literally, proper lamina

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“Lamina propria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lamina%20propria. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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lamina propria

noun
lamina pro·​pria | \ -ˈprō-prē-ə How to pronounce lamina propria (audio) \
plural laminae propriae\ -​prē-​ˌē, -​ˌī How to pronounce lamina propria (audio) \

Medical Definition of lamina propria

: a highly vascular layer of connective tissue under the basement membrane lining a layer of epithelium

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