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basement membrane

noun, Cell Biology.
a thin, extracellular membrane underlying epithelial tissue.
Origin of basement membrane
First recorded in 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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basement membrane in Medicine

basement membrane base·ment membrane (bās'mənt)
A thin, delicate layer of connective tissue underlying the epithelium of many organs. Also called basilemma.

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