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 [stra´tum, strat´um] (L.)
a sheetlike mass of tissue; see also lamina and layer.
stratum basa´le the deepest layer of the epidermis, composed of a single layer of basophilic cells. Called also basal layer of epidermis.
stratum cor´neum the outer horny layer of the epidermis, consisting of cells that are dead and desquamating. Called also horny layer.
stratum germinati´vum
1. the stratum basalis and stratum spinosum considered together; called also malpighian layer.
2. the lower layer of the nail, from which the nail grows; called also germinative layer.
stratum granulo´sum the cell layer of the epidermis lying between the stratum lucidum and the stratum spinosum. Called also granular layer.
1. the deep layer of the cortex of the cerebellum.
2. the layer of follicle cells lining the theca of the vesicular ovarian follicle; called also granular layer.
stratum lu´cidum the clear translucent layer of the epidermis, just beneath the stratum corneum. Called also clear layer.
stratum spino´sum the layer of the epidermis between the stratum granulosum and stratum basalis, marked by the presence of prickle cells; called also spinous layer and prickle-cell layer.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

strat·um ba·sa·le ep·i·derm·i·dis

the deepest layer of the epidermis, composed of dividing stem cells and anchoring cells.
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Although the population of oral melanocytes appears to remain more or less constant throughout life, the mechanisms for their replacement in the basal cell layer of the epithelium after loss to physiological processes of apoptosis, or to mechanical, thermal, or chemical injury, are not well understood.
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Approximately 3% of radiation below 300nm, 20% of radiation below 360nm and 33% of short visible radiation reaches the basal cell layer in non-tanned human skin.
In normal epithelium, there is continuous renewal of cells by the mitotic division at the basal cell layer. These cell migrate to the surface of the epithelium to replace the cells that are shed.
These central zone glands may occasionally display early cribriform architectural pattern (Figure 2, D), but, similar to benign cribriform hyperplasia, the cribriform central zone glands lack cytologic atypia or prominent nucleolus, and often show a very prominent basal cell layer. Central zone glands may show lipofuscin pigment, as seen in seminal vesicle epithelium.
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