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 The most common skin cancer, Verywell Health explains, is basal cell carcinoma, which is diagnosed in approximately 4 million Americans a year. Cara Lynn Shultz, Peoplemag, 21 June 2024 There are three major types — basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Madeleine Marr, Miami Herald, 21 June 2024 Portnoy said he was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, and that his subsequent surgery required roughly a dozen stitches. Brian Niemietz, New York Daily News, 20 June 2024 According to Mayo Clinic, the type of cancer Jonas was treated for begins in the basal cells, which are responsible for producing new skin cells as old ones die off. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 12 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for basal cell 

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of basal cell was in 1889

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“Basal cell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

basal cell

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