basal body

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basal body

noun

Definition of BASAL BODY

:  a minute distinctively staining cell organelle found at the base of a flagellum or cilium and identical to a centriole in structure —called also basal granule, kinetosome

First Known Use of BASAL BODY

1902

basal body

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BASAL BODY

: a minute distinctively staining cell organelle found at the base of a flagellum or cilium and resembling a centriole in structure—called also basal granule, kinetosome

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