Entry from US English dictionary
A type of cell in the innermost layer of the epidermis or other epithelial tissue.
- 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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Syllabification: ba·sal cell
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