basal body

noun

: 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

Examples of basal body in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also, the extra progesterone produced after conception causes your basal body temperature to rise, which in turn contributes to a lack of energy, explains Karen Perkins, MD, an OB-GYN at LifeBridget Health in Randallstown, Maryland. Lauren Gelman, Parents, 22 July 2023 The extra progesterone produced after conception causes your basal body temperature to rise, which in turn contributes to a lack of energy, explains Karen Perkins, M.D., an OB-GYN with A Woman's Choice at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. Lauren Gelman, Parents, 10 July 2023 The Daysy is a $320 thermometer that takes basal body temperature data and analyzes it to predict ovulation. WIRED, 2 Nov. 2022 Jacobs’ measure explicitly prohibits the collection and sharing of reproductive health information, including info related to contraceptives, pregnancies and terminations, surgeries, menstruation, and even basal body temperatures. WIRED, 15 Sep. 2022 To use the app, a woman must take her temperature with a basal body thermometer, which provides accurate data to the 10th of a degree, every morning. Katie Hunt, CNN, 6 Apr. 2020 Something that sparked their research was a meta-analysis of 27 modern temperature studies where patients uniformly fell below the 98.6-degree mark, indicating that something was rotten in the state of basal body temperature. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 9 Jan. 2020 The update also began letting users log other female health data like cervical mucus quality and basal body temperature. Julie Bogen, The Verge, 23 Sep. 2018 With a pink icon featuring sperm on a clock, the application provides an array of trackers such as basal body temperature, ovulation and menstruation to advise the best days to try to conceive. Serenitie Wang, CNN, 7 May 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of basal body was in 1888

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“Basal body.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basal%20body. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

basal body

noun
: 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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