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

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1888

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basal body

noun

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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