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stratum basale

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noun stratum ba·sa·le \ -bā-ˈsā-lē \

medical Definition of stratum basale

plural strata basalia play \-lē-ə\
1 :the basal layer of the epidermis consisting of a single row of columnar or cuboidal epithelial cells that continually divide and replace the rest of the epidermis as it wears away called also stratum germinativum; see malpighian layer
2 :the deep layer of the endometrium that is between the stratum spongiosum and the myometrium and that is retained during menstruation

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