Bowman membrane

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Related to Bowman membrane: Corneal stroma, Corneal epithelium, Bowman's layer

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.
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an·ter·i·or e·las·tic lam·i·na of cor·ne·a

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr ĕ-las'tik lam'in-ă kōr'nē-ă)
A homogeneous, acellular tissue layer just beneath the epithelium of the cornea.
Synonym(s): Bowman membrane, Bowman layer, lamina limitans anterior corneae.
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Bowman membrane

The thin homogeneous membrane separating the corneal epithelium from the corneal substance. Synonym: anterior elastic lamina; Bowman lamina
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Sir William, English ophthalmologist, anatomist, and physiologist, 1816-1892.
Bowman capsule - the expanded beginning of a nephron. Synonym(s): glomerular capsule
Bowman disk - disk resulting from transverse segmentation of striated muscular fiber treated with weak acids, certain alkaline solutions, or freezing.
Bowman eye knife
Bowman gland
Bowman iris needle
Bowman iris scissors
Bowman lacrimal dilator
Bowman lacrimal probe
Bowman membrane - Synonym(s): anterior limiting layer of cornea
Bowman muscle - Synonym(s): ciliary muscle
Bowman probe - a double-ended probe for the lacrimal duct.
Bowman space - the slitlike space between the visceral and parietal layers of the capsule of the renal corpuscle. Synonym(s): capsular space
Bowman strabismus scissors
Bowman theory - that urine is formed by passive filtration through the glomeruli and secretion by the epithelium of the tubules.
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