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Medical Term:

posterior limiting lamina of cornea


a transparent homogeneous acellular layer between the substantia propria and the endothelial layer of the cornea; considered to be a highly developed basement membrane.

Synonym(s): lamina limitans posterior corneaeTA, Descemet membrane, Duddell membrane, entocornea, hyaloid membrane, lamina elastica posterior, membrana hyaloidea, membrana vitrea, posterior elastic layer, posterior limiting layer of cornea, tunica vitrea, vitreous membrane1

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