glassy membrane


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glas·sy mem·brane

1. the basement membrane present between the stratum granulosum and the theca interna of a vesicular ovarian follicle; it becomes very prominent in large atretic follicles;
2. the basement membrane and associated connective tissue of the hair follicle. Synonym(s): hyaline membrane (2)

glas·sy mem·brane

(glas'ē mem'brān)
1. The basement membrane present between the stratum granulosum and the theca interna of a vesicular ovarian follicle; it becomes very prominent in large atretic follicles.
2. The basement membrane and associated connective tissue of the hair follicle.
Synonym(s): hyaline membrane (2) .

glassy membrane

1. The transparent capsule that separates membrana granulosa from the theca of the graafian follicle.
2. The internal layer of a hair follicle separating the epithelial and connective tissues.
See also: membrane

glassy membrane

basement membrane in hair follicles, separating connective tissue and follicular epithelium.