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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for basement membrane

basement membrane

[ bāsmənt ]


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