beta (beta) cells

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be·ta (β) cells

(bā'tă selz)
1. Basophil cells of the anterior lobe of the hypophysis that contain basophil granules and are believed to produce gonadotropic hormones.
Synonym(s): B cells.
2. The predominant cells of the islets of Langerhans, which produce insulin.