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bas·ket cell

1. a neuron enmeshing the cell body of another neuron with its terminal axon ramifications;
2. Synonym(s): smudge cells
3. a myoepithelial cell with branching processes that occurs basal to the secretory cells of certain salivary gland and lacrimal gland alveoli.

basket cell

Etymology: L, bascauda, dishpan
1 deep stellate cells (neurons) of the cerebral cortex with a horizontal axon that sends out branches. Each axon branch or collateral breaks up into a basketlike mesh that surrounds a Purkinje cell.
2 myoepithelial cells of mammary glands stimulated by oxytocin.

basket cell

Hematology Fragile cell, smudge cell A fragmented and degenerated WBC in a peripheral blood smear, with a bare nucleus partially surrounded by a coarse network of splayed, red-purple nucleoplasm, which may be seen in normal subjects and ↑ in atypical lymphocytosis, CLL, AML, and CML, thus being similar in origin to 'smudge' cells.

bas·ket cell

(bas'kĕt sel)
1. A neuron enmeshing the cell body of another neuron with its terminal axon ramifications.
2. Synonym(s): smudge cells.
3. A myoepithelial cell with branching processes that occurs basal to the secretory cells of certain salivary gland and lacrimal gland alveoli.

basket cell

see basket cell.
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Granule cells, stellate cells and basket cells of the cerebellum also migrate tangentially near the pial surface.
2004) Development of stellate and basket cells and their apoptosis in mouse cerebellar cortex.
In samples of brain tissues (cerebral hemispheres surface, hypothalamus, the cerebellum)we revealed focal lesions and dystrophic changes in neurons, along with a decreased amount of basket cells in the cerebellum(Figures 4-5).