bilaminar


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bilaminar

[bīlam′ənər]
Etymology: L, bis + lamina, plate
pertaining to or having two layers, such as the ectoderm and endoderm of the blastula, and the basal lamina interspersed with reticular fibers to form the basement membrane of the epithelium.

bilaminar

adjective Pertaining or referring to 2 layers, such as cell membranes.
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The presence of bilaminar cement with thin inner micrite laminae and thicker outer microsparite and sparite rims of calcite crystals indicates that cementation started in vadose conditions and continued in a water-saturated phreatic environment.
Displacement of the TMJ articular disc can result in decreased joint space; clicking, popping, or crepitation during jaw function; arthritis; condylar resorption; jaw deformities; malocclusion; inflammation; and compression of the bilaminar tissue--all of which can cause various degrees of pain and dysfunction (3).
In 1979, McCarty et al reported a 94% success rate for disc-repositioning surgery; their technique involved removing 3 to 4 mm of the posterosuperior condylar surface and a posterior wedge resection (2 mm) of the bilaminar zone with suture reapproximation (9).
The remaining bilaminar tissues, capsule, subcutaneous tissue, and skin are then closed in a routine manner.
Posteriorly, the bilaminar zone attaches the disk and capsule to the condyle and temporal bone.
As the fibers of the posterior bilaminar zone loosen, the disk no longer reduces.