basal cell

noun Cell Biology.

any cell situated at the base of a multilayered tissue, as at the lowest layer of the epidermis.

Origin of basal cell

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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basal cell


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