Definition of basal cell in English:

basal cell

Syllabification: ba·sal cell


A type of cell in the innermost layer of the epidermis or other epithelial tissue.
More example sentences
  • Basal cell carcinoma is a tumor arising from the basal cell layer of the epidermis.
  • At week 9, patchy staining was observed with a few clusters of cells within the basal cell layer.
  • There is another layer of cells between the basal cells and the keratin-rich epidermis known as spiny cells.

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