stratum basale


stratum ba·sa·le

noun \-bā-ˈsā-lē\
plural strata ba·sa·lia \-lē-ə\

Definition of STRATUM BASALE

1
: the basal layer of the epidermis consisting of a single row of columnar or cuboidal epithelial cells that continually divide and replace the rest of the epidermis as it wears away—called also stratum germinativum; see malpighian layer
2
: the deep layer of the endometrium that is between the stratum spongiosum and the myometrium and that is retained during menstruation

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