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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.
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Origin of basal cell

First recorded in 1925–30
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basal cell in Medicine

basal cell

  1. A type of cell found in the deepest layer of the epithelium.
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