basal cell


Definition of basal cell

: one of the innermost cells of the deeper epidermis of the skin

Examples of basal cell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Endeavor’s therapy candidates include an oral inhibitor that’s been through clinical studies for patients with basal cell carcinoma. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Feb. 2022 In August 2019, Dunleavy’s office announced that biopsies of skin variations removed from his head confirmed a basal cell carcinoma, or a mild form of skin cancer. Mark Thiessen, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Nov. 2021 Shearer’s lesion was diagnosed as basal cell carcinoma and required an urgent surgery with a price tag of $3,000. USA Today, 1 Nov. 2021 Markowitz utilizes a dermatoscope, a handheld device that combines light and microscope technology, to properly diagnose early basal cell carcinoma and other skin diseases. Erin Nicole Cellett, Allure, 23 Aug. 2021 He was first treated for basal cell carcinoma in November 2013, with the most recent treatment in 2015. Vanessa Etienne,, 9 Aug. 2021 Closer to 15 years, actually ― since I was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma for the first time., 6 Aug. 2021 According to Gilbert, basal cell cancers can start as flat shiny spots and become bumps over time. Devon Abelman, Allure, 5 Aug. 2021 While other skin cancers, like basal cell carcinoma (BCC) or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), tend to stay confined to one location, melanoma works a bit differently. Seraphina Seow,, 23 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of basal cell

1889, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of basal cell

: one of the innermost cells of the deeper epidermis of the skin


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