a cylindrical organelle, within the cytoplasm of flagellated and ciliated cells, that contains microtubules and forms the base of a flagellum or cilium: identical in internal structure to a centriole.
basal body n.
a cellular organelle -ssociated with the formation of cilia and flagella and resembling the centriole in structure. also called basal granule.
- Basal anesthesia
basal anesthesia basal anesthesia n. parenteral administration of one or more sedatives to produce a state of depressed consciousness short of a general anesthesia.
- Basal cell carcinoma
a common and usually curable skin cancer that arises from epithelial cells and rarely metastasizes: often -ssociated with overexposure to sunlight. noun a slow-growing malignant but usually non-metastasizing skin cancer, mainly occurring in sun-damaged skin of the elderly and fair-skinned; also called basal cell epithelioma , rodent ulcer usage note medicine basal cell carcinoma n. […]
- Basal cell
any cell situated at the base of a multilayered tissue, as at the lowest layer of the epidermis. historical examples the antheridium consists at first of a basal cell and a terminal one. elements of structural and systematic botany douglas houghton campbell b, formation of the first spore-mother-cell (sm), from the basal cell (a) of […]
- Basal cell epithelioma
noun see basal cell carcinoma
- Basal cell nevus
basal cell nevus basal cell nevus n. a hereditary disease characterized by lesions of the eyelids, nose, cheeks, neck, and axillae that are usually benign and that appear as uneroded papules histologically indistinguishable from basal cell epithelioma.