- basal lamina
- basal lamina n1) the part of the gray matter of the embryonic neural tube from which the motor nerve roots arise2) a thin extracellular layer composed chiefly of collagen, proteoglycans, and glycoproteins (as laminin and fibronectin) that lies adjacent to the basal surface of epithelial cells or surrounds individual muscle, fat, and Schwann cells and that separates these cells from underlying or surrounding connective tissue or adjacent cells compare reticular lamina
* * *1. the layer of the 2. basement membrane lying next to the basal surface of the adjoining cell layer, composed of an electron-dense lamina densa and an electron-lucent lamina lucida; sometimes used to denote the lamina densa alone. Cf. reticular l. basement membrane. 3. l. basalis (def. 1).
Medical dictionary. 2011.