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[hel-uh] /ˈhɛl ə/

noun, Biology.
a vigorous strain of laboratory-cultured cells descended from a human cervical cancer, used widely in research.

HeLa cell He·La cell (hē’lə)
Any of the cells of the first continuously cultured human carcinoma strain, originally obtained from cancerous cervical tissue and maintained for use in studying cellular processes.


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