stratum basale


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stratum

 [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.

strat·um ba·sa·'le

1. the outermost layer of the endometrium that undergoes only minimal changes during the menstrual cycle; Synonym(s): basal layer

stra·tum ba·sa·le

(strā'tŭm bā-sā'lē)
1. The outermost layer of the endometrium, which undergoes only minimal changes during the menstrual cycle.
Synonym(s): basal layer.

stra·tum ba·sa·le

(strā'tŭm bā-sā'lē)
1. The outermost layer of the endometrium that undergoes only minimal changes during the menstrual cycle;
Synonym(s): basal layer.
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The presence of a well-developed stratum basale provides the foundation for rebuilding [20].
Resting on a basement membrane is the stratum basale, consisting of a single layer of cuboidal to columnar cells with large, round to oval nuclei and 1 or 2 prominent nucleoli.
These are (from outer to inner): the stratum corneum, stratum lucidum, stratum granulosum, stratum spinosum, and stratum basale. Where vitamin D is concerned, however, it's the stratum basale and stratum spinosum that are the most important.