beta cell


Definition of BETA CELL

:  any of the insulin-secreting pancreatic cells in the islets of Langerhans

First Known Use of BETA CELL


beta cell

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BETA CELL

:  any of various secretory cells distinguished by their basophilic staining characters: as a :  a pituitary basophil b :  an insulin-secreting cell of the islets of Langerhans—compare alpha cell


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