beta cell

noun

Definition of beta cell

:any of the insulin-secreting pancreatic cells in the islets of Langerhans

First Known Use of beta cell

1915


Medical Dictionary

beta cell

noun

medical Definition of beta cell

:any of various secretory cells distinguished by their basophilic staining characters: as
a :a pituitary basophil
b :an insulin-secreting cell of the islets of Langerhans — compare alpha cell

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