stratum basale


stratum ba·​sa·​le -bā-ˈsā-lē How to pronounce stratum basale (audio)
plural strata basalia -lē-ə How to pronounce stratum basale (audio)
: 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
: 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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“Stratum basale.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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