basal lamina of epidermis

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NAME:

  basal lamina of epidermis


DEFINITON:

  Acellular anatomical structure that consists of a thin sheet of fibrous proteins that underlie and support the cells of an epithelium. It separates the cells of an epithelium from any underlying tissue.


TERM DEFINITION CITATIONS:

  CARO:0000065


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TERM ID:

  PLANA:0001005


ABOUT THIS TERM:

basal lamina of epidermis

  ↳is a acellular anatomical structure and independent continuant

  ↳immediately deep to epidermis

  ↳part of integumental system


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COMMENTS:

this class represents a continuous sheet of basal lamina which can underlie multiple epithelial cells over large regions. In contrast, the GO class 'basal lamina' represents a portion of substance on the scale of a single cell.


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