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lamina densa

 

Definition:

  1. the electron-dense layer of the basal lamina as seen under the electron microscope; it is composed mostly of type IV collagen.
  2. the extraordinarily thick basal lamina of the renal glomerulus.

Synonym(s): basal lamina2

See Also: basement membrane

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