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
: 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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Word History

Etymology

New Latin, literally, proper lamina

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lamina propria was in 1937

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“Lamina propria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lamina%20propria. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

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