outer limiting membrane

external limiting m.

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  • external limiting membrane — 1. a thin fenestrated layer of the stratum nervosum retinae adjacent to the outer nuclear layer and through which extend the visual rods and cones. Called also outer limiting m., external or outer limiting layer, and, in official terminology,… …   Medical dictionary

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  • membrane — 1. A thin sheet or layer of pliable tissue, serving as a covering or envelope of a part, as the lining of a cavity, as a partition or septum, or to connect two structures. SYN: membrana [TA]. 2. SYN: biomembrane. [L. membrana, a skin or m …   Medical dictionary

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  • outer nuclear layer of retina — the layer of the stratum nervosum retinae situated between the external limiting membrane and the outer plexiform layer, consisting essentially of the rod and cone granules (nuclei). Called also external nuclear l. of retina and, in official… …   Medical dictionary

  • Descemet's membrane — Vertical section of human cornea from near the margin. (Waldeyer.) Magnified. 1. Epithelium. 2. Anterior elastic lamina. 3. substantia propria. 4. Posterior elastic lamina. (Descemet s membrane) 5. Endothelium of the anterior chamber. a …   Wikipedia

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