fenestrated membrane

fenestrated membrane
fenestrated membrane n an elastic membrane of the inner coat of large arteries composed of broad elastic fibers that become fused to form a perforated sheet

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1. a membrane that has tiny pores or fenestrae. 2. either of the elastic membranes of arteries; see internal elastic m. and external elastic m.

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