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basal cell

noun, Cell Biology.
1.
any cell situated at the base of a multilayered tissue, as at the lowest layer of the epidermis.
Origin of basal cell
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30
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basal cell in Medicine

basal cell n.
A type of cell found in the deepest layer of the epithelium.

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