Entry from US English dictionary
(also basal granule)
An organelle that forms the base of a flagellum or cilium. Also called kinetosome.
- Centrioles have the same structure as basal bodies, but have no transition zone.
- Perl cells inspected at LDT 9 had one dense spot of staining near the basal body of the flagella and less-intensely stained particles elsewhere.
- The co-overexpression of all four proteins led to overproduction of membrane-associated, partial basal body structures.
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Syllabification: ba·sal bod·y
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