basement membrane definition

  • noun:
    • A thin, fragile layer of connective muscle underlying the epithelium of numerous body organs. Also referred to as basement lamina.
    • A thin sheet of fibrous cells that underlies the epithelium.
    • a delicate membrane consists of an individual level of flat cells, developing the substratum upon which, in lots of organs, the epithelioid cells are disposed.

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