reticular lamina

reticular lamina
reticular lamina n a thin extracellular layer that sometimes lies below the basal lamina, is composed chiefly of collagenous fibers, and serves to anchor the basal lamina to underlying connective tissue

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lamina reticularis 1. a layer of the basement membrane, adjacent to the connective tissue, seen in some epithelia; it is of variable thickness and is composed of condensed connective tissue with a reticulum of collagen fibers. Cf. basal l. 2. membrana reticularis organi spiralis.

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