Descemet's membrane

noun
Des·​ce·​met's membrane | \ ˌdes(-ə)-ˌmāz- How to pronounce Descemet's membrane (audio) \

Medical Definition of Descemet's membrane

: a transparent highly elastic apparently structureless membrane that covers the inner surface of the cornea and is lined with endothelium

called also membrane of Descemet, posterior elastic lamina

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“Descemet's membrane.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Descemet%27s%20membrane. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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