beta cell


beta cell

noun

Definition of BETA CELL

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

First Known Use of BETA CELL

1926

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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