A cell of the basal, or deepest, layer of the epidermis.
Webster's New World
A type of cell found in the deepest layer of the epithelium.
American Heritage Medicine
(cytology) A cell of the basal layer (stratum basale) of the epidermis.
Other Word Forms of Basal Cell
Basal Cell Sentence Examples
The basal cell has less chlorophyll than the others, and is expanded and fixed firmly to the rock on which the plant grows by the basal surface, rh, thus forming a rudimentary rhizoid.
Whether B, Formation of the first sporethe association of nuclei in the mother-cell (sm), from the ordinary mycelium takes place basal cell (a) of one of the by the migration of a nucleus rows of spores.
They soon fall off, and it is from the persistent basal cell that the branches of unlimited growth arise.
Exposure to UVB increases the risk of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, two forms of non-melanoma skin cancer.
This lesion is variously known a a seborrhoeic keratosis, basal cell papilloma or seborrhoeic wart.