beta cell

noun

Definition of beta cell

  1. :  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

  1. :  any of various secretory cells distinguished by their basophilic staining characters: asa:  a pituitary basophilb:  an insulin-secreting cell of the islets of Langerhans—compare alpha cell


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