basal cell


noun Cell Biology.

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

n.

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