basement membrane

noun Cell Biology.
a thin, extracellular membrane underlying epithelial tissue.

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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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