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HeLa cell

or He·la cell, he·la cell

[ hel-uh ]
/ ˈhɛl ə /
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noun Biology.
a vigorous strain of laboratory-cultured cells descended from a human cervical cancer, used widely in research.
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Origin of HeLa cell

After He(nrietta)La(cks), a patient at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, from whom the tissue was taken in 1951 prior to her death

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