Descemet's membrane
Des·ce·met's membrane .des(-ə)-.māz- n a transparent highly elastic apparently structureless membrane that covers the inner surface of the cornea and is lined with endothelium called also membrane of Descemet, posterior elastic lamina
Des·ce·met des-mā Jean (1732-1810)
French physician. Descemet's areas of study ranged from treatment of gout and measles to the anatomy of the eye and skin. Around 1759 he published a complete description of the membrane now known as Descemet's membrane, which had been first described in 1729 by a British ophthalmologist, Benedict Duddell.

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the membrane that forms the deepest layer of the stroma of the cornea of the eye. The endothelium lies between it and the aqueous humour.
J. Descemet (1732-1810), French anatomist

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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