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basement membrane

noun, Cell Biology
1.
a thin, extracellular membrane underlying epithelial tissue.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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basement-membrane in Medicine

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

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