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stratum basale

noun stratum ba·sa·le \-bā-ˈsā-lē\

Medical Definition of stratum basale


strata basalia

  1. 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. 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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