basilemma


basilemma

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • basilemma — SYN: basement membrane. [basi + G. lemma, rind] * * * ba·si·lem·ma (ba″sĭ lemґə) [basi + lemma] basement membrane …   Medical dictionary

  • basement membrane — 1. The noncellular membrane underlying the epidermal cells of the body wall that separates it from the body cavity. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Applied also to the inner surface of the eye; the basilemma …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • membrane — 1. A thin sheet or layer of pliable tissue, serving as a covering or envelope of a part, as the lining of a cavity, as a partition or septum, or to connect two structures. SYN: membrana [TA]. 2. SYN: biomembrane. [L. membrana, a skin or m …   Medical dictionary


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