basement membrane

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basement membrane

n.
A thin noncellular layer located between epithelial cells and the connective tissue that underlies them, composed of collagen and other proteins and having a variety of functions including support and filtration.
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base′ment mem`brane


n.
a thin, extracellular membrane underlying epithelial tissue.
[1840–50]
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