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beta cell

  1. B cell(def 2).
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Origin of beta cell

First recorded in 1925–30
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beta cell in Medicine

beta cell

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