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basement membrane

noun Cell Biology.
  1. a thin, extracellular membrane underlying epithelial tissue.
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Origin of basement membrane

First recorded in 1840–50
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basement membrane in Medicine

basement membrane

  1. A thin, delicate layer of connective tissue underlying the epithelium of many organs.basilemma
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