limiting layer of cornea
lim·it·ing layer of cornea(lĭm′ĭ-tĭng)
1. A basement membrane that lies between the outer layer of stratified epithelium and the proper substance of the cornea; anterior limiting layer of the cornea. Also called Bowman's membrane.
2. A basement membrane that lies between the proper substance and the endothelial layer of the cornea; posterior limiting layer of the cornea. Also called Descemet's membrane, elastic lamina of cornea, elastic layer of cornea, entocornea, vitreous membrane.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.