• synonyms

limiting layer of cornea

  1. A basement membrane that lies between the outer layer of stratified epithelium and the proper substance of the cornea; anterior limiting layer of the cornea.Bowman's membrane
  2. A basement membrane that lies between the proper substance and the endothelial layer of the cornea; posterior limiting layer of the cornea.Descemet's membrane elastic lamina of cornea elastic layer of cornea entocornea vitreous membrane
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