beta cell


noun

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Origin of beta cell

First recorded in 1925–30
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Medical definitions for beta cell

beta cell

n.

Any of the basophilic chromophil cells located in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland.
Any of the insulin-producing cells of the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas.B cell
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