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. [ ]

Synonyms: basal lamina of connective tissue

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, vertebrate_core

plural term
basal laminae [ VHOG:0001592 ]

curator notes

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.

depicted by


has related synonym

basal laminae

basal lamina

lamina basalis

homology notes

A basal lamina is certainly present in Bilateria and was evaluated as an autapomorphy of this taxon.[well established][VHOG]