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Medical Term:

anterior limiting lamina of cornea


a transparent homogeneous acellular layer, 6–9 mcm thick, lying between the basal layer of the outer of stratified corneal epithelium and the substantia propria of the cornea; considered to be a basement membrane.

Synonym(s): lamina limitans anterior corneaeTA, anterior elastic layer, anterior limiting layer of cornea, anterior limiting ring, Bowman layer, Bowman membrane, lamina elastica anterior, Schwalbe ring

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