Definition of Basal body

1. Noun. (biology) A cellular organelle, similar to a centriole, associated with the formation of cilia and flagella ¹

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Medical Definition of Basal body

1. Structure found at the base of eukaryotic cilia and flagella consisting of a continuation of the nine outer sets of axonemal microtubules but with the addition of a C tubule to form a triplet (like the centriole). May be self replicating and serves as a nucleating centre for axonemal assembly. Anchored in the cytoplasm by rootlets. Synonymous with kinetosome. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basal Body

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basal bristle
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basal cell epithelioma
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basal cell layer
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basal cell papilloma

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