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basal lamina
Glossaries - Histology glossary

thin extracellular layer that lies underneath epithelial cells and separates them from other tissues

basement membrane
Glossaries - Histology glossary

in epithelial tissue, a thin layer of fibrous material that anchors the epithelial tissue to the underlying connective tissue; made up of the basal lamina and reticular lamina